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dc.creatorRamírez Mayorga, Vanessa
dc.creatorCuenca Berger, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-28T20:35:20Z
dc.date.available2015-10-28T20:35:20Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationhttp://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/16730es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0034-7744
dc.identifier.issn2215-2075
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/15321
dc.descriptionArtículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud. 2001es_ES
dc.description.abstractPesticides have been widely used in developing countries over the years. A large amount of these remains in the environment and organisms. Pesticide pollution is detrimental to human health. The effects can be seen on a short or a long-term basis and the symptoms can vary from headache to cancer. Only a minority of studies focuses on their genotoxic effect. This study assesses the genotoxic effect of the pesticides used at banana-packaging plants with binucleate micronuclei assay using cultured lymphocytes. The studied population included 32 exposed and 37 unexposed women from Costa Rica. There is no significant difference between the two groups. However, women who worked at the packaging plant and had stillbirths or spontaneous abortions were 1.45 times more (a = 0.06) likely to have an increased micronuclei frequency than their coworkers who lacked those disorders; this may indicate genetic susceptibility. In vitro pesticides studies and susceptibility biomarkers are needed to identify subgroups with higher risks.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud.es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.publisherRevista de Biología Tropical 49 (1):001-008, 2001es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial 3.0 Costa Rica*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/cr/*
dc.sourceRevista Biología Troptropical 49(1): 1-8es_ES
dc.subjectMicronucleies_ES
dc.subjectlymphocyteses_ES
dc.subjectpesticideses_ES
dc.subjectbiomonitoringes_ES
dc.subjectbanana plantationses_ES
dc.subjectwomanes_ES
dc.subjecthuman populationes_ES
dc.subjectbanana workerses_ES
dc.titleMicronuclei frequency in lymphocytes of individuals occupationally exposed to pesticideses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud (INISA)es_ES


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