|Document ID (ISN)||61604|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0748-2337 - Toxicology and Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Cone J.E., Sult T.A.
||Acquired intolerance to solvents following pesticide/solvent exposure in a building - A new group of workers at risk for multiple chemical sensitivities?
||July-Aug. 1992, Vol.8, No.4, p.29-39. Illus. 8 ref.
||This study describes an incident involving resort hotel workers who reported various symptoms most likely associated with pesticide applications to control cockroach infestation. Many of these workers subsequently developed acquired intolerance to pesticides, solvents, or other agents, suggesting multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). The accepted hypothesis for the outbreak is that it represents acute and chronic poisoning with a cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticide, probably the carbamate pesticide Baygon, mixed with organic solvent carriers. It is noted that in two previous building-associated pesticide poisoning cases there were far fewer MCS-like symptoms reported. It is suggested that the difference in the outbreak under review may be the ongoing nature of the exposure, namely that the repeated applications of pesticides and carriers in the same environment contrast with the evacuation and clean-up that occurred in the other two building outbreaks.
||pyrethrins; carbamates; chronic poisoning; organic solvents; pesticides
||case study; cholinesterase; individual susceptibility; multifactor aetiology; symptoms; arprocarb
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Multiple chemical sensitivities