|Document ID (ISN)||64001|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Biological monitoring of occupational pesticides exposure
||1993, Vol.65, Suppl.1, p.S69-S76. Illus. 53 ref.
||Two methods are used in monitoring occupational exposure to pesticides: measurement of the unchanged pesticide or its metabolites in biological samples such as blood or urine and measurement of a biochemical effect such as the inhibition of blood cholinesterase activity. The method measuring a biochemical effect has mostly been used for exposure evaluation and determination of dose-response relationships of acute levels of organophosphates and carbamates in humans. The method of measuring the unchanged pesticide or its metabolites has been used to confirm exposure or estimate the internal dose. It provides no information on the potential health risks.
||organophosphorus compounds; pesticides; exposure tests; dose-response relationship; exposure evaluation
||cholinesterase monitoring; herbicides; acute toxicity; carbamates; blood monitoring; fungicides; biological hazards; medical prevention; medical supervision; insecticides
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)