C Wesseling

Summary

Affiliation: Universidad Nacional
Country: Costa Rica

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Onset of grip- and pinch-strength impairment after acute poisonings with organophosphate insecticides
    Jamilette Miranda
    Department of Physiology, National Autonomous University, Leon, Nicaragua
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:19-26. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Pesticide prioritization for a case-control study on childhood leukemia in Costa Rica: a simple stepwise approach
    Mathieu Valcke
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Environ Res 97:335-47. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Long-term neurobehavioral effects of mild poisonings with organophosphate and n-methyl carbamate pesticides among banana workers
    Catharina Wesseling
    Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:27-34. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Time trends of occupational pesticide-related injuries in Costa Rica, 1982-1992
    C Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 7:1-6. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Pesticide-related illness and injuries among banana workers in Costa Rica: a comparison between 1993 and 1996
    C Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 7:90-7. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Paraquat in developing countries
    C Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 7:275-86. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Hazardous pesticides in Central America
    C Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 7:287-94. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Occupational health in Central America
    Catharina Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:125-36. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Acute pesticide poisoning and pesticide registration in Central America
    Catharina Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional IRET UNA, PO Box 86, 3000 Heredia, Costa Rica
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 207:697-705. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Unintentional fatal paraquat poisonings among agricultural workers in Costa Rica: report of 15 cases
    C Wesseling
    Pesticide Program, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Am J Ind Med 32:433-41. 1997

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Onset of grip- and pinch-strength impairment after acute poisonings with organophosphate insecticides
    Jamilette Miranda
    Department of Physiology, National Autonomous University, Leon, Nicaragua
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:19-26. 2002
    ..The persistence of deficits in motor strength in all severely poisoned patients regardless of pesticide type was unexpected, and may reflect persistent cholinergic blockade or intermediate syndrome, neuropathy, or a combination of these...
  2. ncbi request reprint Pesticide prioritization for a case-control study on childhood leukemia in Costa Rica: a simple stepwise approach
    Mathieu Valcke
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Environ Res 97:335-47. 2005
    ..The method contributes to cancer epidemiology in developing countries with access to basic use data and the Internet. The method is adaptable to other health outcomes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Long-term neurobehavioral effects of mild poisonings with organophosphate and n-methyl carbamate pesticides among banana workers
    Catharina Wesseling
    Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:27-34. 2002
    ..Workers with histories of poisoning may be more susceptible to neurobehavioral effects with subsequent exposures...
  4. ncbi request reprint Time trends of occupational pesticide-related injuries in Costa Rica, 1982-1992
    C Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 7:1-6. 2001
    ..Such policies need to be extended to other pesticides to prevent less life threatening but often disabling skin and eye injuries...
  5. ncbi request reprint Pesticide-related illness and injuries among banana workers in Costa Rica: a comparison between 1993 and 1996
    C Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 7:90-7. 2001
    ..The decrease of topical injuries may be partly explained by improved work conditions, but possible underreporting hinders interpretation. Pesticide-related illness on banana plantations is a persistent problem...
  6. ncbi request reprint Paraquat in developing countries
    C Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 7:275-86. 2001
    ..Independent risk assessment in the developing-country context and application of the precautionary principle are necessary to prevent adverse effects of dangerous pesticides in susceptible populations...
  7. ncbi request reprint Hazardous pesticides in Central America
    C Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 7:287-94. 2001
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Occupational health in Central America
    Catharina Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:125-36. 2002
    ..The informal sector needs to be included in national and regional OSH policies. Regional collaboration and international development support are of strategic importance to achieve sustainable improvement in OSH...
  9. ncbi request reprint Acute pesticide poisoning and pesticide registration in Central America
    Catharina Wesseling
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional IRET UNA, PO Box 86, 3000 Heredia, Costa Rica
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 207:697-705. 2005
    ..Profound changes in international and national agricultural policies, steering towards sustainable agriculture based on non-chemical pest management, are the only way to reduce poisonings...
  10. ncbi request reprint Unintentional fatal paraquat poisonings among agricultural workers in Costa Rica: report of 15 cases
    C Wesseling
    Pesticide Program, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Am J Ind Med 32:433-41. 1997
    ..The findings suggest that paraquat may cause fatal poisonings by ingestion of small amounts, by dermal absorption of diluted paraquat, and possibly by inhalation. More conclusive studies are warranted...
  11. ncbi request reprint Parental occupational exposure to pesticides and the risk of childhood leukemia in Costa Rica
    Patricia Monge
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, PO Box 86 3000, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:293-303. 2007
    ..Parental exposure to pesticides and the risk of leukemia in offspring were examined in a population-based case-control study in Costa Rica...
  12. ncbi request reprint Assessment of pesticide exposure in the agricultural population of Costa Rica
    Patricia Monge
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Ann Occup Hyg 49:375-84. 2005
    ..Lack of measurement data on concurrent exposures in comparable circumstances precluded direct validation of the model...
  13. ncbi request reprint An icon-based interview for the assessment of occupational pesticide exposure in a case-control study of childhood leukemia
    Patricia Monge
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, PO Box 86 3000, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 10:72-8. 2004
    ..Data on pesticides will be further improved by introducing external data use on different crops, time periods, and regions, and by exposure modeling for 27 pesticides...
  14. ncbi request reprint Workplace carcinogen and pesticide exposures in Costa Rica
    Timo Partanen
    Instituto Regional de Estudios en Sustancias Tóxicas, Facultad de Ciencias de la Tierra y el Mar, Universidad Nacional, Apartado Postal 86, 3000 Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 9:104-11. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint Childhood leukaemia in Costa Rica, 1981-96
    Patricia Monge
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances IRET, Universidad Nacional, PO Box 86 3000, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:210-8. 2002
    ..042). A multivariable Poisson regression model identified significant excesses of ALL for boys, for age groups 1-4 and 5-9 years and for three out of seven regions. Possible reasons for the high rates in Costa Rica are discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Perspectives for workplace health promotion in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Timo J Partanen
    Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances, WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
    Int J Occup Environ Health 11:313-21. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint Pesticide patch test series for the assessment of allergic contact dermatitis among banana plantation workers in panama
    Homero Penagos
    Department of Occupational Dermatology, Social Security Bureau of Panama, David, Panama
    Dermatitis 15:137-45. 2004
    ..Patch testing is necessary for differential diagnosis, but patch testing with pesticides is uncommon...
  18. ncbi request reprint Assessment of dermal pesticide exposure with fluorescent tracer: a modification of a visual scoring system for developing countries
    Aurora Aragon
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health Program, Faculty of Medicine, UNAN Leon, Nicaragua
    Ann Occup Hyg 50:75-83. 2006
    ..Fluorescence patterns reflect exposure routes. The system is low-cost and practical for developing countries. Further improvements are recommended...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pesticide usage and health consequences for women in developing countries: out of sight, out of mind?
    Leslie London
    Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:46-59. 2002
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  20. ncbi request reprint [Determining exposure history in occupational epidemiology]
    Maria Teresa Espinosa
    Universidad El Bosque, Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 18:187-96. 2005
    ..It is also feasible to use a formal model for assessing perceivable exposures, complemented with expert assessments whenever the results of the model appear to deviate from reality...
  21. ncbi request reprint Use of a national reporting system for occupational injuries in Costa Rica
    Susan Buchanan
    University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Occupational Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 12:142-6. 2006
    ..Descriptive data showed that prevention efforts in this rural region should target food manufacturing, hotels, and construction...
  22. ncbi request reprint Estimating the relative risk of pancreatic cancer associated with exposure agents in job title data in a hierarchical Bayesian meta-analysis
    Anneli Ojajärvi
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Good Practices and Competence, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:325-35. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Tactile vibration thresholds after acute poisonings with organophosphate insecticides
    Jamilette Miranda
    Department of Physiology, National Autonomous University, Leon, Nicaragua
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:212-9. 2002
    ..The development of threshold impairment as a consequence of severe intentional poisonings with neuropathic OPs is consistent with other reports indicating that only severe OP poisonings produce sensory peripheral nerve effects...
  24. ncbi request reprint Determinants of dermal exposure among Nicaraguan subsistence farmers during pesticide applications with backpack sprayers
    Luis E Blanco
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UNAN Leon, Leon, Nicaragua
    Ann Occup Hyg 49:17-24. 2005
    ..Most studies have been conducted in industrialized countries. The aim of this study was to identify relevant dermal exposure determinants among Nicaraguan subsistence farmers...
  25. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of pesticide-related illness in the developing world: putting the data to work
    Douglas Murray
    Department of Sociology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:243-8. 2002
    ..Surveillance data have potential for policy reform, but a more aggressive health sector is needed, linked with the environmental sector, grass-roots organizations, and universities...
  26. doi request reprint The determinants of dermal exposure ranking method (DERM): a pesticide exposure assessment approach for developing countries
    Luis E Blanco
    Center for Research on Health, Work and Environment CISTA, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, Leon, Nicaragua
    Ann Occup Hyg 52:535-44. 2008
    ..DERM promises to be a low-cost easy-to-use method to assess dermal exposure to pesticides in developing country conditions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Reliability of a visual scoring system with fluorescent tracers to assess dermal pesticide exposure
    Aurora Aragon
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Leon, Nicaragua
    Ann Occup Hyg 48:601-6. 2004
    ..We modified Fenske's semi-quantitative 'visual scoring system' of fluorescent tracer deposited on the skin of pesticide applicators and evaluated its reproducibility in the Nicaraguan setting...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cancer of the brain and nervous system and occupational exposures in Finnish women
    Catharina Wesseling
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    J Occup Environ Med 44:663-8. 2002
    ..Ecological design and cross-sectional job assessment introduced exposure misclassification and tended to drive risk estimates toward unity...
  29. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system effects of acute organophosphate poisoning in a two-year follow-up
    Edgar Delgado
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Health Program, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua at León UNAN León, Leon, Nicaragua
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:362-70. 2004
    ..Patients hospitalized for acute organophosphate poisoning in León, Nicaragua, were followed for effects on the central nervous system (CNS) over a 2-year period...
  30. ncbi request reprint Social context for workplace health promotion: feasibility considerations in Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Spain and Sweden
    Paivi Peltomaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Helsinki, Finland
    Health Promot Int 18:115-26. 2003
    ..In a more general framework, social context itself may become a target for intervention...
  31. ncbi request reprint Mortality among a cohort of banana plantation workers in Costa Rica
    Jonathan Hofmann
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7236, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 12:321-8. 2006
    ..Nonsignificant increases in mortality were also observed for testicular cancer, penile cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and Parkinson's disease in men, and for cervical cancer and lung cancer in women...
  32. ncbi request reprint Re: Implementation of WHO Guidelines on Disclosure of Interest by members of WHO Expert Panels
    Olav Axelson
    Int J Occup Environ Health 8:271-3. 2002
  33. ncbi request reprint Central nervous system tumours in children in Costa Rica, 1981-96
    Johan Reutfors
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, S 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:219-25. 2002
    ..The data in this study cannot exclude under-diagnosis and, to a lesser degree, under-registration as a partial explanation of the low incidence rates of malignant CNS tumours in children in Costa Rica...
  34. ncbi request reprint Assessment of feasibility of workplace health promotion
    Timo Partanen
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Prev Med 35:232-40. 2002
    ..The basic components of feasibility are addressed: extent of hazards; needs of employees for hazard reduction and acceptability of WHP; and social context...