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Main Title Organophosphorus Insecticides and Mental Alertness, Studies in Exposed Workers and in Poisoning Cases.
Author Durham, William F. ; Wolfe, Homer R. ; Quinby., Griffith E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Wenatchee, Wash. Field Studies Section.
Year Published 1964
Stock Number PB-277 618
Additional Subjects Insecticides ; Pesticides ; Industrial medicine ; Toxicology ; Tables(Data) ; Phosphorus organic compounds ; Cognition ; Central nervous system ; Exposure ; Physiological effects ; Surveys ; Tests ; Reprints ; Agricultural workers ; Occupational safety and health ; Alertness ; Behavior toxicology ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-277 618 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
The tests described were designed to test the hypothesis that (1) lapeses of attention-whether due to 'blanking out,' 'inappropriate sense of well-being,' or other causes-are relatively common in persons with extensive exposure to organic phosphorus insecticides, but (2) these lapses come to attention only when they are sufficiently prolonged and occur during critical situations, such as the operation of aircraft. The alertness tests used in this study were selected primarily on the basis of their capability to measure lapses of attention. Also, they give some measure of other altered mental functions, such as decreased judgment, although their sensitivity for this purpose is less than for determining lapses of attention.