|Document ID (ISN)||69743|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Gomes J., et al.
||Erythrocyte cholinesterase activity levels in desert farm workers
||Feb. 1997, Vol.47, No.2, p.90-94. 29 ref.
||Erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity was measured to determine the degree of toxicity due to exposure to organophosphate and carbamate pesticides in 532 migrant farm workers in the United Arab Emirates. AChE levels and haemoglobin adjusted erythrocyte cholinesterase (HAChE) levels were significantly lower in farm workers than in controls; lowest levels were found in those most frequently involved in applying pesticides. Regional differences in the types and amounts of pesticides used were also reflected in differences in AChE and HAChE levels. Results highlight the need for training of these farm workers and use of protective equipment.
||pesticides; United Arab Emirates; agriculture; exposure evaluation
||cholinesterase monitoring; dose-response relationship; crop protection; blood count
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)