Pesticide exposure and cholinesterase levels among farm workers in the Republic of South Africa.
A preliminary survey was undertaken to establish the extent of pesticide exposure in a farming community.
The area under investigation included a coffee plantation in the northern region of South Africa.
Cholinesterase levels in red blood cells and plasma were used as markers to monitor the extent of organophosphate and carbamate exposure.
Sixty-nine farm workers with specific pesticide exposure were selected for the study, and the frequency of the different symptoms which may be related to pesticide exposure was determined by interview and questionnaire.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Agriculteur, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Pesticide, Carbamate organique, Phosphore Composé organique, Surveillance biologique, Cholinesterase, Enzyme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Farmer, South Africa, Africa, Pesticides, Organic carbamate, Phosphorus Organic compounds, Biological monitoring, Cholinesterase, Enzyme
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0600734
Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 199406.