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Main Title Human Genotoxicity: Pesticide Applicators and Phosphine.
Author Garry, V. F. ; Griffith, J. ; Danzi, T. J. ; Nelson, R. L. ; Whorton., E. B. ;
CORP Author Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Lab. Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-R-815776; EPA/600/J-89/450;
Stock Number PB91-109421
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Phosphines ; Waste treatment ; Fumigation ; Toxicity ; Chromosome abnormalities ; Exposure ; Industrial wastes ; Microelectronics ; Reprints ; Occupational safety and health ; Long term effects ; Chips(Electronics)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-109421 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
Fumigant applicators who, 6 weeks to 3 months earlier, were exposed to phosphine, a common grain fumigant, or to phosphine and other pesticides had significantly increased stable chromosome rearrangements, primarily translocations in G-banded lymphocytes. Less stable aberrations including chromatid deletions and gaps were significantly increased only during the application season, but not at this later time point. During fumigant application, measured exposure to phosphine exceeds accepted national standards. Since phosphine is also used as a dopant in the microchip industry and is generated in waste treatment, the possibility of more widespread exposure and long term health sequelae must be considered. (Copyright (c) 1989 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.)