Skin diseases and enzymatic antioxidant activity among workers exposed to pesticides
AbstractIn this study, 150 workers exposed to pesticides and 50 healthy control subjects were given clinical and dermatological examinations, patch tests, tests of liver and renal function, complete blood count, blood sugar and urinalysis. Activity of the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase was also evaluated. Dermatological findings were positive in 78%, 76% and 54% of workers exposed to organophosphates, pyrethroids and carbamate pesticides respectively. The patch test was positive in 70% of workers exposed to pyrethroids and 64% exposed to carbamate pesticides. Liver enzyme levels were generally increased in workers while antioxidant enzyme activity was significantly decreased in all workers compared with the controls
Amer, M., Metwalli, M. & Abu El Magd, Y. (2002). Skin diseases and enzymatic antioxidant activity among workers exposed to pesticides. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119175
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (2-3), 363-373, 2002
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