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Document ID (ISN)64491
CIS number 95-1007
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Assini R., Fracchiolla F., Ravalli C., Nava C.
Title Allergic disease due to pesticides - Three case reports
Original title Allergopatie da pesticidi - Descrizione di tre casi [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1994, Vol.85, No.4, p.321-326. 11 ref.
Abstract Most studies of pesticides have focussed on their acute or chronic toxicity. However, at present exposure levels severe intoxication is rare and it is appropriate to look more closely at their sensitizing power. Three cases are reported - one case of urticaria/angio-oedema, one of asthma and one of oculorhinitis. Only one subject was atopic. The substances to which sensitization was found were Cynoxamil, Mancozeb, Tiofanate, Seccatutto for the first case, Paraquat for the second and Dodine for the third. The need to extend allergological tests to pesticides also when workers show clinical signs with suspected immunological pathogenesis is highlighted. Furthermore, in order to reduce the number of new cases of pesticide allergy, closer monitoring of subjects exposed to low doses is also proposed.
Descriptors (primary) occupational pathology; pesticides; allergies
Descriptors (secondary) case study; angioneurotic oedema; urticaria; allergic rhinitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals