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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Multiple Pesticide Exposure And Probable Long-term Health Effects: Transversal Study In A Sample Of 370 Rural Workers Of Campinas (sp - Brazil) [exposição A Múltiplos Agrotóxicos E Prováveis Efeitos A Longo Prazo à Saúde: Estudo Transversal Em Amostra De 370 Trabalhadores Rurais De Campinas (sp)]
Author: De Figueiredo G.M.
Trape A.Z.
Alonzo H.A.
Abstract: This transversal study comprised 370 rural workers with long-term pesticide exposure (over contact one year), assisted by the Toxicology Ambulatory Service of the University of Campinas Teaching Hospital during 2006 and 2007, aiming to analyze their health alterations, basing on epidemiologic, clinic and laboratory aspects. The results showed prevalence of males (71.35%) aged 38-40 years old (28.1%). Most had direct contact with pesticides (85.14%) and used individual protective equipment (78.65%). Concerning alcoholic drinks, 33.24% patients were considered alcoholic, and metabolic alterations were found in 8.11%. Almost half of workers were employed (48.92%). Approximately 61.81% of them were exposed to more than one chemical group of pesticides, which determined combined exposure. Physical examinations showed alterations in 16.22% of patients, laboratory alterations were found in 29.7%. Among the patients, 79.2% showed "a long-term pesticide exposure" and 20.8% showed "probable health effects". These data demonstrated the importance of evaluating populations exposed to pesticides not only to know workers profiles and their habits, but also to diagnose early alterations in their health state and propose public health measures for controlling exposure to these agents.
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Date Issue: 2011
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