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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
Author
이영주
Keywords
farmers; nerve conduction study; occupational exposure; pesticides
Issue Date
2012-04
Publisher
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Citation
ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, 2012, 67(2), P.78-83
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.
URI
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19338244.2011.573022http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/52931
ISSN
1933-8244
DOI
10.1080/19338244.2011.573022
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