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dc.contributor.authorMuñoz-Quezada, María Teresa
dc.contributor.authorLucero-Mondaca, Boris
dc.contributor.authorIglesias, Verónica
dc.contributor.authorLevy, Karen
dc.contributor.authorMuñoz, María Pía
dc.contributor.authorAchu-Peralta, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorCornejo-Araya, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorConcha, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorBrito, Ana María
dc.contributor.authorVillalobos, Marcos
dc.description.abstractThe objective was to evaluate the characteristics of exposure to OP pesticides and health status in Chilean farm workers from the Maule Region. An occupational health questionnaire was administered in 207 agricultural and non-agricultural workers. For the group of agricultural workers, we asked about specific occupational exposure history and symptoms of OP pesticide poisoning. The main health problem of the exposed group was previous OP pesticide poisoning (p < 0.001). Fifty-six percent of agricultural workers reported symptoms consistent with acute OP pesticide poisoning. The use of respiratory personal protective equipment and younger age were protective against these symptoms, and number of years of OP pesticide exposure was positively associated with reporting symptoms of poisoning. Of the pesticide applicators 47 % reported using chlorpyrifos. The regulations regarding use and application of pesticides should be strengthened, as should training and intervention with workers to improve the use of personal protective equipment.es_CL
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 Chile*
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Environmental Health Research, 27(1), 82-93es_CL
dc.subjectAgricultural workerses_CL
dc.subjectOccupational hazardses_CL
dc.titleExposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides and health conditions in agricultural and non-agricultural workers from Maule, Chilees_CL
dc.ucm.facultadFacultad de Ciencias de la Saludes_CL

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