Cytogenetic biomonitoring of pesticide-exposed farmers in central Italy.

  title={Cytogenetic biomonitoring of pesticide-exposed farmers in central Italy.},
  author={Rossana Pasquini and Giuseppina Scassellati-Sforzolini and Gino Angeli and Cristina Fatigoni and Silvano Monarca and L Beneventi and A M DiGiulio and F A Bauleo},
  journal={Journal of environmental pathology, toxicology and oncology : official organ of the International Society for Environmental Toxicology and Cancer},
  volume={15 1},
The frequency of sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) and micronuclei in peripheral blood lymphocytes was evaluated in 48 agricultural workers and 50 control subjects living in central Italy. No difference in SCE frequency was found between the control and the exposed populations with respect to age, smoking habits, and duration of exposure, although smokers, both farmers and controls, had a higher SCE frequency than nonsmokers. However, the comparison of proliferative rate index values found in… CONTINUE READING

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