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ID (ISN) del documento108794
Número CIS 08-1298
ISSN - Título de la serie 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Del Prado-Lu J.L.
Título Pesticide exposure, risk factors and health problems among cutflower farmers: A cross sectional study
Información bibliográfica Sep. 2007, Vol.2, No.9, 8p. 34 ref.
Resumen This cross-sectional study aimed to determine associations between haematological indices such as red blood cell cholinesterase (RBC) and mean corpuscular volume (MCV), with illnesses related to pesticide exposure among cut flower farmers in a region of the Philippines. A total of 102 randomly-selected cut flower farmers underwent comprehensive medical examinations and answered a questionnaire their on work practices and state of health. A majority of exposed farmers were symptomatic, with most common complaints being headache (48%), fatigue (46.1%) and cough (40.2%). Statistical analyses showed that RBC cholinesterase levels were associated with age and the selling of pesticide containers. The number of years of using pesticides, the use of contaminated cloth, the incorrect mixing of pesticides, sex and illnesses due to pesticides were correlated with abnormal MCV. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) nivel de salud; pesticidas; floricultura; factores de riesgo; síntomas
Descriptores (secundarios) Filipinas; colinesterasa; jaqueca; enfermedades respiratorias; fatiga; encuesta por cuestionario; exámenes médicos; practicas inseguras; contaminación; diferencias por la edad; diferencias por el sexo; valoración estadística; dosificación en la sangre; estudio transversal
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaFilipinas
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Riesgos químicos
Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultura
Agricultural chemicals