Frequency of micronuclei in lymphocytes from a group of floriculturists exposed to pesticides

C. Bolognesi, M. Parrini, F. Merlo, S. Bonassi

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Abstract

A large part of the commercial flower production in Italy is located in the western part of the Liguria region, near the French border. The use of pesticides in this area has been much higher than the national average. The frequency of micronuclei in peripheral blood lymphocytes was evaluated in a group of 71 floriculturists working in this area and in a control group of 75 healthy blood donors living in the same area. A significant increase of micronucleated lymphocytes was observed in floriculturists as compared to unexposed subjects (8.57 vs. 6.67, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-411
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Volume40
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution

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