Minimizing occupational exposure to pesticides: Cholinesterase determination and organophosphorus poisoning

  • M. Vandekar
Conference paper
Part of the Residue Reviews book series (RECT, volume 75)


In most instances Cholinesterase determination in people is carried out either: (1) as part of a surveillance procedure to prevent poisoning in people exposed to organophosphorus compounds or (2) as a diagnostic tool to exclude or confirm that symptoms or signs observed in people are caused by anticholinesterase compounds.


Cholinesterase Activity Organophosphorus Compound Plasma Cholinesterase Carbamate Insecticide Plasma Cholinesterase Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Vandekar
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  1. 1.Pesticide Development and Safe Use, Division of Vector Biology and ControlWorld Health OrganizationGenevaSwitzerland

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