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Document ID (ISN)62962
CIS number 94-1634
ISSN - Serial title 0098-4108 - Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Yeary R.A., Eaton J., Gilmore E., North B., Singell J.
Title A multiyear study of blood cholinesterase activity in urban pesticide applicators
Bibliographic information May 1993, Vol.39, No.1, p.11-25. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract A study was made of blood cholinesterase activity in a cohort of urban pesticide applicators ranging from 1,680 to 3,800 workers. During the period 1981-1991, 208,788 blood samples were taken with an average of six samples per year from each worker. A total of 150 workers (0.44% of the cohort) were removed from exposure to cholinesterase-inhibiting insecticides because of decreased cholinesterase activity. No worker required treatment for signs of cholinesterase inhibition. There was no evidence of year-to-year changes in baseline cholinesterase values that were attributable to pesticide exposure.
Descriptors (primary) cholinesterase; exposure tests; crop protection; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase monitoring; description of technique; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Agricultural chemicals