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Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

Objective biological monitoring is an essential component for assessing the exposure of individuals to organophosphate pesticides (OPs). The aim of this study was to determine cholinesterase activity, pesticide exposure and health effects in the exposed population. 

In 90 individuals occupationally exposed to OPs and 30 controls were Erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) activities were measured in two periods of low- and high-exposure.

It turned out that all enzyme activities in the exposed group were statistically lower than in the control group. The results suggested the association between occupational pesticide exposure and inhibition of cholinesterases, so this measurement can be used for biological monitoring in the work situation.

Cholinesterase activity, pesticide exposure and health impact in a population exposed to organophosphates
by Sirivarasai Jintana, Kaojarern Sming, Yoovathaworn Krongtong, Sura Thanyachai. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health May 2009

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Objective biological monitoring is an essential component for assessing the exposure of individuals to organophosphate pesticides (OPs). The aim of this study was to determine cholinesterase activity, pesticide exposure and health effects in the exposed population. 

In 90 individuals occupationally exposed to OPs and 30 controls were Erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) activities were measured in two periods of low- and high-exposure.

It turned out that all enzyme activities in the exposed group were statistically lower than in the control group. The results suggested the association between occupational pesticide exposure and inhibition of cholinesterases, so this measurement can be used for biological monitoring in the work situation.

Cholinesterase activity, pesticide exposure and health impact in a population exposed to organophosphates
by Sirivarasai Jintana, Kaojarern Sming, Yoovathaworn Krongtong, Sura Thanyachai. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health May 2009

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