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ID (ISN) del documento61604
Número CIS 94-289
ISSN - Título de la serie 0748-2337 - Toxicology and Industrial Health
Año 1992
Número de serie
Autor(es) Cone J.E., Sult T.A.
Título Acquired intolerance to solvents following pesticide/solvent exposure in a building - A new group of workers at risk for multiple chemical sensitivities?
Información bibliográfica July-Aug. 1992, Vol.8, No.4, p.29-39. Illus. 8 ref.
Resumen This study describes an incident involving resort hotel workers who reported various symptoms most likely associated with pesticide applications to control cockroach infestation. Many of these workers subsequently developed acquired intolerance to pesticides, solvents, or other agents, suggesting multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). The accepted hypothesis for the outbreak is that it represents acute and chronic poisoning with a cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticide, probably the carbamate pesticide Baygon, mixed with organic solvent carriers. It is noted that in two previous building-associated pesticide poisoning cases there were far fewer MCS-like symptoms reported. It is suggested that the difference in the outbreak under review may be the ongoing nature of the exposure, namely that the repeated applications of pesticides and carriers in the same environment contrast with the evacuation and clean-up that occurred in the other two building outbreaks.
Descriptores (primarios) piretrinas; carbamatos; intoxicaciones crónicas; disolventes orgánicos; pesticidas
Descriptores (secundarios) estudio de caso; colinesterasa; sensibilidad individual; etiología multifactorial; síntomas; arprocarbamatos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultural chemicals
Multiple chemical sensitivities