Measuring the exposure to organophosphorous insecticides of people involved in crop protection in Turkey


Zeren O., Dikmen N., Taga S.

AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, cilt.93, ss.447-448, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 93
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0167-8809(02)00041-5
  • Dergi Adı: AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.447-448

Özet

The side effects of organophosphorous insecticides have been investigated in farmers, farm workers, pilots, technicians and consumers by measuring their cholinesterase enzyme (ChE) levels. In samples of some 100 persons each, the activity of BChE was on average 1.34+/-0.71 U/ml in Icel, 1.706+/-0.609 U/ml in Adana, compared to 1.777+/-0.411 U/ml in the control. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.