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Document ID (ISN)63762
CIS number 95-224
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Linz D.H., Suskind R.R., Lockey J.E., Keebler P.J., Shukla R., Rice C.H., Pflaumer J.E., McKay R.T., Livingston G.K., Albert R.E.
Title Health status of pesticide applicators with attention to the peripheral nervous system
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.1, No.3. p.23-42. 24 ref.
Abstract A health status survey was carried out on 102 pesticide applicators employed for over nine years and potentially exposed to a variety of fertilizers, herbicides and fungicides. As a group, the applicators were healthy save for abnormalities in nerve conduction studies in 29 subjects. Further studies revealed no evidence of exposure-related peripheral neuropathic symptoms or nerve conduction study effects and no significant differences in these endpoints between the pesticide applicators and a control group. Limitations of the study are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; crop protection; pesticides; state of health
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; long-term exposure; survey; nervous conduction disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals