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Document ID (ISN)74980
CIS number 00-786
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Morales Suárez-Varela M., Andreu Moliner E., Pérez Hernández F., Llopis González A., Sáez Arnall M.J.
Title Assessment of poisoning risk in workers exposed to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides
Original title Evaluación del riesgo de intoxicación en personas expuestas a plaguicidas: organofosforados y carbamatos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1998, Vol.XLV, No.178, p.61-73. 20 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) pesticide poisoning; hazard evaluation; carbamates; organophosphorus compounds
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase; alcoholism; smoking; exposure evaluation; determination in blood; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Risk evaluation