The results of biological monitoring by assay of urinary 3,5,6-trichloro-2. pyridinol and alkylphosphates (DMP, DMTP) in groups of 9 and 2 workers exposed to chlorpyrifos-methyl during vine spraying and manual leaf thinning 5-11 d after spraying, respectively, are reported.
The results are compared with those of a control group of 46 subjects not occupationally exposed to organophosphate insecticides.
Significantly higher urinary excretion of metabolites (Mann-Whitney U-test) was found in both groups than in controls.
Levels of 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (mean ± SD) were 15.9+10.6 nmol/g creatinine (n=33) for controls, 92.4+162.5 nmol/g creatinine (n=20) for manual workers, and 675.5+1110.8 nmol/g creatinine (n=48) for workers spraying and mixing the insecticide.
Levels of DMP (mean ± SD) were 63.8+100. 1 nmol/g creatinine (n=42), 123.0+79.0 nmol/g creatinine (n=20), and 577.2+1003.2 nmol/g creatinine (n=61), respectively, for the same 3 groups.
Levels of DMTP (mean ± SD) were 153.4+164.4 nmol/g creatinine (n=43), 489.3+288.3 nmol/g creatinine (n=20), and 297.6+215.4 nmol/g creatinine (n=61), respectively, for the same 3 groups.
Good correlations were found between urinary excretion of 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol and DMP (r=776 for manual workers ; r=775 for workers mixing and spraying the insecticide) or DMTP (r=558 and r=746, respectively for the same 2 groups). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Surveillance biologique, Liquide biologique, Urine, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Industrie agricole, Insecticide, Organophosphoré, Pesticide, Métabolite, Médecine travail, Epidémiologie, Toxicocinétique, Cinétique, Excrétion, Activité enzymatique, Cholinesterase, Carboxylic ester hydrolases, Esterases, Hydrolases, Enzyme, Chlorpyrifos-méthyl, Phosphate(alkyl), Pyridin-2-ol(3,5,6-trichloro)
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Biological monitoring, Biological fluid, Urine, Human, Occupational exposure, Agricultural industry, Insecticide, Organophosphorus compounds, Pesticides, Metabolite, Occupational medicine, Epidemiology, Toxicokinetics, Kinetics, Excretion, Enzymatic activity, Cholinesterase, Carboxylic ester hydrolases, Esterases, Hydrolases, Enzyme
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Cote : 97-0305046
Code Inist : 002B03G. Création : 15/07/1997.