|Document ID (ISN)||74980|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Morales Suárez-Varela M., Andreu Moliner E., Pérez Hernández F., Llopis González A., Sáez Arnall M.J.
||Assessment of poisoning risk in workers exposed to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides
||Evaluación del riesgo de intoxicación en personas expuestas a plaguicidas: organofosforados y carbamatos [in Spanish]|
||1998, Vol.XLV, No.178, p.61-73. 20 ref.
||The objective of this study was to understand the characteristics of workers who suffer poisoning from organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides, and to provide guidance for preventive measures. 662 workers were included in the study. Levels of erythrocyte cholinesterase in blood were taken as indicators of exposure level. The profile of the workers identified to be at risk was: women, workers less than 30 years old, few years in the job, with alcoholic and/or tobacco habit. Preventive measures proposed are: promotion of information campaigns on the toxic effects of these products; establishment of an educational programme on relevant protection measures; generating awareness of the importance of periodic medical supervision in the detection of an increased risk of pesticide poisoning.
||pesticide poisoning; hazard evaluation; carbamates; organophosphorus compounds
||cholinesterase; alcoholism; smoking; exposure evaluation; determination in blood; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; risk factors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Alcohol and drug abuse