||Organophosphorus Insecticides and Mental Alertness, Studies in Exposed Workers and in Poisoning Cases.
Durham, William F. ;
Wolfe, Homer R. ;
Quinby., Griffith E. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Wenatchee, Wash. Field Studies Section.
Industrial medicine ;
Phosphorus organic compounds ;
Central nervous system ;
Physiological effects ;
Agricultural workers ;
Occupational safety and health ;
Behavior toxicology ;
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||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.
||Pub. in Archives of Environmental Health, v10 p55-66 Jan 65.
||Included in the report, Journal Articles on Toxicology. Group 1, PB-277 586.
||Reprint: Organophosphorus Insecticides and Mental Alertness, Studies in Exposed Workers and in Poisoning Cases,
|PUB Date Free Form
||10 Jul 64
||6T; 6F; 5J; 57Y; 68E; 92B
||(Order as PB-277 586, MF A01)