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  1. Effect of exposure to organophosphate pesticides on serum cholinesterase levels.

    Article - En anglais

    In this paper are reported the effects of organophosphate pesticide exposure.

    Agricultural workers were compared with an age- and sex-matched control group selected from the general population.

    A significant difference was detected (Student's t=1.99, p=.05) between the median activity levels of serum cholinesterase in agricultural workers at the end of the work day (X4.44, 95% Cl=4.12-4.77), compared with those in the control group (X=4.85, 95% Cl=4.57-5.13).

    The decrease in cholinesterase activity, measured at the beginning (X=4.70, 95% Cl=4.38-5.02) and end of the work day, was very significant (paired t=2.70, p=.01).

    An interaction was identified between the type of work and the worker's age.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pesticide, Organophosphoré, Agriculteur, Exposition professionnelle, Toxicité, Homme, Age, Sexe, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Surveillance biologique, Marqueur biologique, Cholinesterase, Carboxylic ester hydrolases, Esterases, Hydrolases, Enzyme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pesticides, Organophosphorus compounds, Farmer, Occupational exposure, Toxicity, Human, Age, Sex, Mexico, Central America, America, Epidemiology, Biological monitoring, Biological marker, Cholinesterase, Carboxylic ester hydrolases, Esterases, Hydrolases, Enzyme

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    Cote : 94-0010540

    Code Inist : 002B03G. Création : 199406.