Depression Prevalence and Exposure to Organophosphate Esters in Aircraft Maintenance Workers.

@article{Hardos2016DepressionPA,
  title={Depression Prevalence and Exposure to Organophosphate Esters in Aircraft Maintenance Workers.},
  author={Jennifer E Hardos and Lawrence W. Whitehead and Inkyu Han and Darrin K. Ott and Dorothy Kim Waller},
  journal={Aerospace medicine and human performance},
  year={2016},
  volume={87 8},
  pages={712-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Previous studies found that aircraft maintenance workers may be exposed to organophosphates in hydraulic fluid and engine oil. Studies have also illustrated a link between long-term low-level organophosphate pesticide exposure and depression. METHODS A questionnaire containing the Patient Health Questionnaire 8 depression screener was e-mailed to 52,080 aircraft maintenance workers (with N = 4801 complete responses) in a cross-sectional study to determine prevalence and severity… CONTINUE READING