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Occupational exposure to pesticides and nerve conduction studies among Korean farmers

Title
Occupational exposure to pesticides and nerve conduction studies among Korean farmers
Authors
Park S.K.Ae Kong K.Cha E.S.Lee Y.J.Lee G.T.Lee W.J.
Ewha Authors
공경애
SCOPUS Author ID
공경애scopusscopus
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health
ISSN
0003-9896JCR Link
Citation
vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 78 - 83
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
This study aimed to determine whether occupational exposure to pesticides was associated with decreased nerve conduction studies among farmers. On 2 separate occasions, the authors performed a cross-sectional study of a group of 31 male farmers who periodically applied pesticides. The study included questionnaire interviews and nerve conduction studies on the median, ulnar, posterior tibial, peroneal, and sural nerves. Although all mean values remained within laboratory normal limits, significant differences between the first and second tests were found in sensory conduction velocities on the median and sural nerves, and motor conduction velocities on the posterior tibial nerve. Lifetime days of pesticide application was negatively associated with nerve conduction velocities at most nerves after adjusting for potential confounders. These findings may reflect a link between occupational pesticide exposure and peripheral neurophysiologic abnormality that deserves further evaluation. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
DOI
10.1080/19338244.2011.573022
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