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Document ID (ISN)60133
CIS number 93-831
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lander F., Lings S.
Title Variation in plasma cholinesterase activity among greenhouse workers, fruitgrowers and slaughtermen
Bibliographic information Mar. 1991, Vol.48, No.3, p.164-166. 6 ref. Illus.
Abstract The purpose of the study was to compare the plasma cholinesterase (ChE) activities of 100 greenhouse workers and 43 fruitgrowers engaged in spraying insecticides with those of 113 slaughtermen who served as controls. The ChE activity in the greenhouse workers and fruitgrowers was not significantly lower than in the controls. Nevertheless the ChE activity of greenhouse workers declined with increasing exposure. The wearing of protective gloves appears to be of particular value for the safety of workers.
Descriptors (primary) cholinesterase monitoring; forestry; enzyme activity; horticulture; slaughtering; flower and perfume-plant growing; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; transferases; crop protection; comparative study; computer analysis; enzymological tests; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Biological monitoring
Forestry and logging
Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals