||Monitoring Study of Urinary Metabolites and Selected Symptomatology Among Florida Citrus Workers.
Duncan, R. C. ;
Griffith, J. ;
||Miami Univ., FL. School of Medicine.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Industrial medicine ;
Citrus industry ;
Phosphorus organic compounds ;
Signs and symptoms ;
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||A cross-sectional monitoring study was made of citrus fieldworkers employed during an entire citrus growing season in Florida. A survey questionnaire was administered to 1811 fieldworkers employed as applicators, mixers, loaders, tractor drivers, general combination workers, and pickers on 436 citrus groves throughout Florida. The study was designed to evaluate exposure to organophosphorus pesticides by analyzing the urine of citrus fieldworkers for dimethyl phosphate (DMP), dimethylthiophosphate (DMTP), dimethyl dithiophosphate (DMDTP), diethyl phosphate (DEP), diethyl thiophosphate (DEPT), and diethyl dithiophosphate (DEDTP), and to relate the findings to the reported occurrence of selected health symptoms associated with pesticide intoxication. Urine samples were collected for analysis from 332 spray-season workers and 265 harvest-season workers. Measurable DEP residue values were found in 68% of the spray season workers and 43% of the harvesters.
||Pub. in Jnl. of Toxicology and Environmental Health, v16 n3/4 p509-521 Sep 85. Sponsored by Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
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||Reprint: Monitoring Study of Urinary Metabolites and Selected Symptomatology Among Florida Citrus Workers.
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||6J; 57U; 68G; 44G
||PC A02/MF A01