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Document ID (ISN)58622
CIS number 92-1637
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Van Sittert N.J., Dumas E.P.
Title Field study on exposure and health effects of an organophosphate pesticide for maintaining registration in the Philippines
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1990, Vol.81, No.6, p.463-473. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Exposure of 21 pesticide sprayers in the Philippines to monocrotophos (also known as azodrin, an organophosphorus pesticide) was evaluated over a 3-day period. Although ample evidence of exposure (dermal and oral) was found, and plasma cholinesterase levels in eight of the sprayers were below 50% of baseline values, there was no evidence of adverse health effects in any of the sprayers, and there were no cases of clinically significant inhibition of whole blood or red blood cell cholinesterase activity. The importance of proper spraying technique and adequate use of personal protective equipment is emphasised.
Descriptors (primary) Philippines; Azodrin; organophosphorus compounds; developing countries; crop protection; exposure evaluation; agriculture; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) determination in urine; cholinesterase monitoring
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; United Kingdom; Italy; Netherlands
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH in developing countries
Exposure evaluation
Esters and salts
Agricultural chemicals