We conducted a clinic-based study of erythrocyte cholinesterase levels, pesticide exposures, and health effects among farmworkers and nonfarmworkers to determine risks for exposure and associated morbidity.
Two hundred two farmworkers and 42 nonfarmworkers were recruited sequentially at two community health centers.
Erythrocyte cholinesterase levels were measured colorimetrically.
Questionnaires obtained data on demographics, occupational history, exposures, and symptoms.
Cholinesterase levels were significantly lower among farmworkers (30.28 U/g hemoglobin) than among nonfarmworkers (32.3 U/g hemoglobin).
Mots-clés Pascal : Pesticide, Toxicité, Anticholinestérasique, Cholinesterase, Carboxylic ester hydrolases, Esterases, Hydrolases, Enzyme, Erythrocyte, Exposition professionnelle, Agriculture, Homme, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pesticides, Toxicity, Anticholinesterase agent, Cholinesterase, Carboxylic ester hydrolases, Esterases, Hydrolases, Enzyme, Red blood cell, Occupational exposure, Agriculture, Human, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology
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