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Document ID (ISN)64001
CIS number 95-622
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) He F.
Title Biological monitoring of occupational pesticides exposure
Bibliographic information 1993, Vol.65, Suppl.1, p.S69-S76. Illus. 53 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) organophosphorus compounds; pesticides; exposure tests; dose-response relationship; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase monitoring; herbicides; acute toxicity; carbamates; blood monitoring; fungicides; biological hazards; medical prevention; medical supervision; insecticides
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Agricultural chemicals
Exposure evaluation