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ID (ISN) del documento61172
Número CIS 93-1891
ISSN - Título de la serie 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Año 1993
Número de serie
Autor(es) Fillmore C.M., Lessenger J.E.
Título A cholinesterase testing program for pesticide applicators
Información bibliográfica Jan. 1993, Vol.35, No.1, p.61-70. Illus. 17 ref.
Resumen Illnesses associated with increased use of cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides have brought about recommendations for monitoring pesticide applicators. The State of California requires medical supervision and monitoring. In this study, 103 worker-years of cholinesterase monitoring are reported. Twenty-four workers (24%) were temporarily removed from spraying because their cholinesterase plasma activity levels were below 60% of baseline. Five workers (5%) had mild symptoms of toxicity but none reported a specific incident of exposure. The relative risk of pesticide poisoning was increased in workers whose initial baseline plasma levels were low or if their levels had already dropped to 60%-80% of their baseline previously in the season. Case studies and differences in baselines by month of determination suggest poor monitoring compliance by the companies and employees. Suggestions as to how the physician can overcome these problems and for improvements of the guidelines are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) vigilancia de la colinesterasa; pesticidas; colinesterasa; Estados Unidos
Descriptores (secundarios) efectos tóxicos; diferencias por raza; California; agricultura; alteraciones del plasma; síntomas; estudio de caso
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultural chemicals
Biological monitoring