|ID (ISN) del documento||61172|
|ISSN - Título de la serie
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Número de serie
||Fillmore C.M., Lessenger J.E.
||A cholinesterase testing program for pesticide applicators
||Jan. 1993, Vol.35, No.1, p.61-70. Illus. 17 ref.
||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.
||vigilancia de la colinesterasa; pesticidas; colinesterasa; Estados Unidos
||efectos tóxicos; diferencias por raza; California; agricultura; alteraciones del plasma; síntomas; estudio de caso
|Tipo de documento
||D - Artículos periódicos
|País / Estado o Provincia||Estados Unidos|
||Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
|Broad subject area(s)
||Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
|Navegación por categoria(s)