||Exposure to Organic Phosphorus Sprays and Occurrence of Selected Symptoms.
Hayes, Jr., Wayland J. ;
Dixon, Ernest M. ;
Batchelor, Gordon S. ;
Upholt., William M. ;
||Communicable Disease Center, Savannah, Ga.
Phosphorus organic compounds ;
Industrial medicine ;
Signs and symptoms ;
Physiological effects ;
Toxic diseases ;
Agricultural workers ;
Occupational safety and health ;
Toxic substances ;
Health surveys ;
Air pollution effects(Humans) ;
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||A study of the effect of exposure to organic phosphorus insecticides carried out during 1952 and 1953, using some of the same subjects as those observed by Sumerford and his colleagues in 1951, confirmed the previously demonstrated relationships between blood cholinesterase levels, exposure, and illness. It also provided further evidence that the occurrence of myosis or three or more other selected symptoms is a criterion for the differential diagnosis of mild poisoning. None of the results of the new investigation contradicted any conclusion stated in the first report. In addition to these confirmatory findings, the present study showed clearly for the first time that illness resembling mild poisoning was not significantly more common in persons living in an agricultural community who had no occupational or gross accidental exposure than it was in persons living in a nonagricultural area, where insecticides were not used.
||Pub. in Public Health Reports, v72 n9 p787-794, Sep 57.
||Included in the report, Journal Articles on Worker Exposure. Group 1, PB-276 868.
||Reprint: Exposure to Organic Phosphorus Sprays and Occurrence of Selected Symptoms,
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||6J; 6T; 57U; 57Y; 94D; 68G; 68E
||(Order as PB-276 868, MF A01)