|Document ID (ISN)||63032|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Sack D., Linz D., Shukla R., Rice C., Bhattacharya A., Suskind R.
||Health status of pesticide applicators - Postural stability assessments
||Dec. 1993, Vol.35, No.12, p.1196-1202. Illus. 51 ref.
||Postural sway testing was performed on 37 pesticide-exposed workers and 35 non-exposed subjects. All subjects were asymptomatic. Weight/height ratio, exposure to pesticides, recent organophosphate exposure and plasma cholinesterase level were associated with increased body sway. The pattern of sway performance suggested a proprioceptive impairment, well compensated by visual cues, potentially attributable to pesticide exposure. The finding is of unclear clinical significance because neurological examinations and nerve conduction studies that were reported separately did not show evidence of neuropathy.
||pesticides; neurological effects; sense of balance; vestibular disorders
||cholinesterase monitoring; diseases of nervous system; horticulture; cross-sectional study; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage