• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in Revista de biologia tropical 2004

[Chromosomic aberrations in female workers exposed to pesticides].

  title={[Chromosomic aberrations in female workers exposed to pesticides].},
  author={Patricia Cuenca and Vanessa Ram{\'i}rez},
  journal={Revista de biologia tropical},
  volume={52 3},
The purpose of this work was to determine if the occupational exposure to those pesticides used at banana plantations' packaging plants produces genetic damage to somatic cells of female workers. Chromosomal aberrations were scored in lymphocytes of 20 women, 10 female exposed workers and 10 female controls. Workers were recruited from independent farms from two locations in Costa Rica, during January through June in 1996 and 1997. These females had a minimum of three months of work, had never… CONTINUE READING