Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
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ISSN: 2161-0495

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Farrukh Jamal

Farrukh Jamal


  • Research Article
    The Reproductive Health and Liver Functions of Occupationally Exposed Female Pesticide Sprayers of Mango Plantations
    Author(s): Farrukh Jamal and Quazi S. HaqueFarrukh Jamal and Quazi S. Haque

    The present study explores the effect of pesticide exposure on the reproductive health and liver function of females participating in agricultural related work. Blood samples were obtained from thirty-five (35) females (out of one hundred females of reproductive age) who were willing donors. Fifty (50) females matched for age and socio economic status was recruited as a control group to compare levels of hormones (estradiol, progesterone and follicle stimulating hormone), liver enzymes-alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST). Results showed that 56% of the females were illiterate with 48% representing agricultural work. Females who helped in farming operations showed a higher incidence of adverse pregnancy outcome such as abortions and stillbirths compared to non-participants. There was a significant elevation in estradiol and progesterone levels among fem.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000279

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