|Document ID (ISN)||73872|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
|Convention or series no.
||Karr C.J., Keifer M.C., Miller M.E.
||Field-based monitoring of agricultural workers for overexposure to cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides: Evaluation of a trial program
||1998, Vol.5, No.4, p.35-47. 15 ref.
||A field cholinesterase test kit was used to monitor orchard pesticide applicators and field workers. The kit utilizes blood obtained by finger-stick sampling, is extremely portable, battery powered and very simple to operate. Compared to baseline values obtained prior to the start of exposure, at each visit, approximately 7-8% of monitored workers were identified as having cholinesterase activity level changes consistent with significant inhibition. Applicators had significantly lower levels than field workers. With a few technical corrections, the kit holds the promise of being a simple, rapid, accurate method for testing cholinesterase in the field. Topics: agriculture; cholinesterase monitoring; crop protection; determination in blood; evaluation of equipment; exposure evaluation; haemoglobin monitoring; orchards; pesticides.
||cholinesterase monitoring; pesticides; orchards; agriculture; crop protection
||evaluation of equipment; haemoglobin monitoring; determination in blood; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)