Kilgore W

References (2)

Title : Epidemiologic study of physiological effects in usual and volunteer citrus workers from organophosphate pesticide residues at reentry - Kraus_1981_J.Toxicol.Environ.Health_8_169
Author(s) : Kraus JF , Mull R , Kurtz P , Winterlin W , Franti CE , Borhani N , Kilgore W
Ref : J Toxicol Environ Health , 8 :169 , 1981
Abstract : Biological parameters associated with organophosphate (OP) pesticide exposure were evaluated in a study of citrus harvesters. Changes in these parameters related to environmental residues of cholinesterase (ChE) inhibiting pesticides were studied. Further, it was determined whether usual and volunteer workers differed in their biochemical parameters after exposure to pesticide residues during field operations. Urine metabolite findings for usual farm workers showed that some exposure to OP pesticides had occurred. Too few workers were available during the reentry stage of the field study to evaluate the effect of this exposure on blood ChE. Baseline (nonexposure) acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and plasma cholinesterase (PChE) activities were significantly higher in usual (Mexican American) workers than in volunteer workers (student volunteers). Student volunteers in the test citrus grove showed statistically significant declines in PChE during the exposure period, yet changes in AChE activity, urine metabolites, and residue levels were very small. The implications of these findings are discussed in light of current reentry standards as well as future epidemiologic studies on reentry research.
ESTHER : Kraus_1981_J.Toxicol.Environ.Health_8_169
PubMedSearch : Kraus_1981_J.Toxicol.Environ.Health_8_169
PubMedID: 7328701

Title : Dislodgable residues of dialifor and phosalone and their oxygen analogs following a reported worker-injury incident in the San Joaquin Valley, California -
Author(s) : Winterlin W , Kilgore W , Mourer C , Mull R , Walker G , Knaak J , Maddy K
Ref : Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology , 20 :255 , 1978
PubMedID: 698434