Cholinesterase activity depression among California agricultural pesticide applicators.

@article{Ames1989CholinesteraseAD,
  title={Cholinesterase activity depression among California agricultural pesticide applicators.},
  author={Richard G. Ames and S. K. Brown and D. C. Mengle and E Kahn and James W. Stratton and Richard J. Jackson},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          143-50
        }
}
Cholinesterase activity measurements for 542 California agricultural pesticide applicators under medical supervision during the first 9 months of 1985 were analyzed. Twenty-six workers, 4.8% of the sample, had cholinesterase values at or below the California threshold values for removal from continued exposure to cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides (60% of baseline for red blood cell cholinesterase and 50% of baseline for plasma cholinesterase activity). Eight of these 26 workers, 31.5%, had… Expand
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