DNA damage in Pakistani pesticide-manufacturing workers assayed using the Comet assay.

@article{Bhalli2006DNADI,
  title={DNA damage in Pakistani pesticide-manufacturing workers assayed using the Comet assay.},
  author={Javed Ahmad Bhalli and Qaiser Mahmood Khan and Aashir Nasim},
  journal={Environmental and molecular mutagenesis},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 8},
  pages={587-93}
}
The production and use of chemical pesticides has increased in recent years. Although the increased use of pesticides may benefit agriculture, they are also the potential source of environmental pollution, and exposure to pesticides can have negative consequences for human health. In the present study, we have assessed DNA damage in blood leukocytes from 29 Pakistani pesticide-factory workers and 35 controls of similar age and smoking history. The workers were exposed to various mixtures of… CONTINUE READING

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