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A study of the chronic effects of insecticides in man

F. Davignon, Lise; St-Pierre, Jacques; Charest, Guy; Tourangeau, Ferdinand-Joseph (1965). A study of the chronic effects of insecticides in man The Canadian Medical Association Journal , vol. 92 , nº 12. p. 597-602.

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Signs of possible chronic intoxication due to insecticides were sought among 441 apple-growers. A group of 170 persons living in the same environment and 162 other persons having no contact with insecticides were used as controls. It was the first attempt to determine signs of chronic intoxication by organic phosphate and chlorinnated hydrocarbon insecticides. The greater incidence of leukopenia and of neurologic manifestations found among the subjects sugges tthat insecticides may have some chronic effects in man. This assumption is reinforced by the similarities in the findings between the subjects and the environments, and by the parallelism between the duration of exposure to insecticides and the number of affected subjects. The repetition of this study at five-year intervals seems desirable until a sufficient number of apple-gowers have been studied who have been exposed to large doses of insecticides for 10,15 or 20 years.

Type de document: Article
Informations complémentaires: Recueil de tiré-à-part de la bibliothèque: R0205
Mots-clés libres: 09-0245135; chronic; effects; homme; insecticide; man
Centre: Centre INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Date de dépôt: 12 févr. 2020 22:16
Dernière modification: 12 févr. 2020 22:16
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/8461

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