Multiple exposure to pesticides and impacts on health: a cross- section study of 102 rural workers, Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil


Arajo AJ, Lima JS, Moreira JC, Jacob SD, Soares MD, Monteiro MC, Amaral AM, Kubota A, Meyer A, Cosenza CA, Neves CD, Markowitz S. NETT, IDT, HUCFF, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21941-913.

Cien Saude Colet. 2007 Mar;12(1):115-130.

A cross section study was carried out in a farming community from Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, to examine epidemiological, clinical and laboratory aspects of multiple exposure episodes of acute intoxication by organophosphorates either described behavioral syndromes and psychiatric disorders associated to the continued use of pesticides were diagnosed. These results indicate recurrent multiple overexposures to high concentrations of different chemicals, with serious damage to vital functions, especially considering their young age (average 35 ± 11 years old) and the productive period in their lifetime.

These results show how important it is to monitor multiple exposure to pesticides – a chain of events that may have major impacts on public health and the environment. db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=17680063&itool=pubmed_DocSum

PMID: 17680063 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]