A community-based study on the effect of hexachlorocyclo-hexane (HCH) exposure in spraymen and general population.
The study was carried out in Allahabad district, (Uttar Pradesh) with 260 spraymen as test subjects and 50 persons as control from a sprayed and unsprayed village respectively.
Majority of the spraymen (44%) had workd for 3-4 years (seasons) and 31% had worked in the programme for 5-10 years.
The spraymen were relatively healthy with no complaints in 77% whereas the figures were 76% for the Community living in the sprayed village, and 50% for the Community in the unsprayed village.
A comparison of the biochemical parameters revealed lowered Cholesterol more than 150 mg% in 38% of the spraymen and 58% had altered A : G ratio.
Other biochemical estimations were not significantly different from the control population.
The mean residue of Alpha, Beta and Gamma Isomers and the total Alpha, Beta and Gamma isomers were 0.0317,0.2254,0.0288 and 0.2859 mg/1 respectively ; the corresponding mean values in the control population were 0.0211,0.1112,0.0197 and 0.1520 mg/1 respectively.
The values in spraymen were twice those of the general population.
A significant association (p<. 05) was observed between their length of exposure and the levels of Cholesterol and HCH isomers in blood of spraymen.
No significant morbidity was evident in spraymen due to HCH exposure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lutte phytosanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Campagne de masse, Paludisme, Protozoose, Parasitose, Infection, Déprédateur, Pulvérisateur, Exposition professionnelle, Toxicité, Population, Homme, Inde, Asie, Hexachlorocyclohexane
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pest and disease control, Sanitary program, Mass campaign, Malaria, Protozoal disease, Parasitosis, Infection, Pest, Sprayer, Occupational exposure, Toxicity, Population, Human, India, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0035641
Code Inist : 002B30B01A. Création : 21/05/1997.