|Document ID (ISN)||58622|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Van Sittert N.J., Dumas E.P.
||Field study on exposure and health effects of an organophosphate pesticide for maintaining registration in the Philippines
||Nov.-Dec. 1990, Vol.81, No.6, p.463-473. Illus. 12 ref.
||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.
||Philippines; Azodrin; organophosphorus compounds; developing countries; crop protection; exposure evaluation; agriculture; pesticides
||determination in urine; cholinesterase monitoring
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany; United Kingdom; Italy; Netherlands|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||OSH in developing countries
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