The blood Cholinesterase (ChE) level of malathion in spraymen is continuously monitored through a « built-in warning system » existing under NMEP since the introduction of malathion spraying.
The data available from the States of Maharashtra, Punjab and Gujarat revealed that, in spraymen of Punjab, the ChE level in 1988 and 1989 remained normal in about 99.8 per cent spray personnel, and in 1 out of 38 workers, the ChE level fell to 62.5 per cent during 1989.
In Gujarat and Maharashtra, the normal level of ChE was maintained in nearly 88 and 9.4 per cent of spray personnel respectively during the spraying period.
The ChE level fell to 62.5 per cent in 11.9 per cent of spray staff in Gujarat during 1987 and in 1.5 and 1.6 per cent persons during 1988 and 1989 respectively in Maharashtra.
Mots-clés Pascal : Paludisme, Protozoose, Infection, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Inde, Asie, Pulvérisation, Malathion, Insecticide, Exposition professionnelle, Protection, Eradication
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malaria, Protozoal disease, Infection, Sanitary program, Human, India, Asia, Spraying, Malathion, Insecticide, Occupational exposure, Protection, Eradication
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0281720
Code Inist : 002B30B01A. Création : 199406.