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Main Title Chronic neurological sequelae of acute organophosphate pesticide poisoning : an epidemiologic study {Microfiche} : final report /
Author Savage, E. P. ; Keefe, T. J. ; Mounce, L. M. ; Lewis, J. A. ; Heaton, R. K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Savage, Eldon P.
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. ;Colorado Univ. Medical Center, Denver. ;Texas Tech Univ. Health Sciences Center, San Benito. Epidemiologic Studies Program.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-68-01-4663; EPA/540/9-86/125
Stock Number PB86-179827
Subjects Pesticides--Toxicology--United States ; Organophosphorus compounds--Toxicology--United States ; Nervous system--Diseases
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Toxic diseases ; Psychological effects ; Epidemiology ; Phosphorus organic compounds ; Poisons ; Humans ; Neurotoxicity
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-179827 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
One hundred individuals who had experienced organophosphate pesticide poisonings were matched with 100 individuals who had never been poisoned but were similar in age, sex, race, ethnic background, education and occupational class but not occupation. None of the control subjects had any occupational exposure to pesticides while 96% of the poisoned individuals worked with pesticides professionally. Both groups underwent extensive testing for neurological and psychological function. No statistically significant differences in neurological function were detected between the poisoned group and controls. Statistically significant differences were found in certain psychological tests. Both groups tested above average in intelligence, but the control group scored 5 points higher on the average on adult IQ tests. For the most part, the control group scored higher in areas related to academic skills. In self-assessments of psychological function, the control group scored higher in the same areas.
"April 1982." Study coordinated by Epidemiologic Pesticide Studies Center, Institute of Rural Environmental Health, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.