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Document ID (ISN)69227
CIS number 97-913
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lander F., Ronne M.
Title Frequency of sister chromatid exchange and haematological effects in glass-houses fumigators exposed to pesticides
Original title Frecuencia del intercambio entre cromátidas hermanas y efectos hematológicos en los fumigadores de invernaderos expuestos a pesticidas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.43, No.168, p.161-169.
Abstract A cross-sectional study involving 134 glass-houses fumigators exposed to a mixture of pesticides and 157 controls was carried out in order to investigate the genotoxicity and haematotoxicity of the products used. Sister chromatid exchange method (SCE) and blood count were used to evaluate chromosome and haematological alterations. SCE frequency was higher in non-smoking fumigators, as opposed to controls. No difference was found in the haematological profiles of the two groups. The results suggest that occupational exposure to pesticides may have genotoxic effects.
Descriptors (primary) fumigation; haematological effects; chromosome changes; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) insecticides; cross-sectional study; fumigants; fungicides
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects