Chronic exposures to cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides adversely affect respiratory health of agricultural workers in India.

@article{Chakraborty2009ChronicET,
  title={Chronic exposures to cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides adversely affect respiratory health of agricultural workers in India.},
  author={Sreeparna Chakraborty and Sayali Mukherjee and Sanghita Roychoudhury and Shabana Siddique and T. Lahiri and Manas Ranjan Ray},
  journal={Journal of occupational health},
  year={2009},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={488-97}
}
OBJECTIVE The impact of long term exposure to cholinesterase (ChE)-inhibiting organophosphate (OP) and carbamate (C) pesticides on the respiratory health of agricultural workers in India was investigated. METHODS Three hundred and seventy-six nonsmoking agricultural workers (median age 41 yr) from eastern India who sprayed OP and C pesticides in the field and 348 age- and sex-matched control subjects with non-agricultural occupations from the same locality were enrolled. Prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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