Persistence of Symptoms After Mild to Moderate Acute Organophosphate Poisoning Among 19 Farm Field Workers

  • Obrinsky, Diana L.;
  • Whorton, M. Donald


Exposure to 2 organophosphate pesticides occurred when entry into a cauliflower field was permitted 4 h after application of highly toxic chemicals. It resulted in acute illness of mild to moderate degree in 19 farm workers, including 3 children and 1 pregnant woman. There were no fatalities. Two to three months were required for recovery from major symptoms and return to normal acetylcholinesterase levels. An exception was the persistence of eye symptoms in the majority 4 mo after the day of exposure.


JOURNAL: J Toxicol Environ Health. 1983; 11(3): 347-354.

Note: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health.

NLOM ID#: 83189192 .

Publication #: 83189192

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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