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Document ID (ISN)63032
CIS number 94-1658
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sack D., Linz D., Shukla R., Rice C., Bhattacharya A., Suskind R.
Title Health status of pesticide applicators - Postural stability assessments
Bibliographic information Dec. 1993, Vol.35, No.12, p.1196-1202. Illus. 51 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; neurological effects; sense of balance; vestibular disorders
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase monitoring; diseases of nervous system; horticulture; cross-sectional study; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Agricultural chemicals
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage