Cytogenetic data for workers exposed to pesticides in Be ́ke ́s County, Hungary, are reported. The aim of these investigations was the evaluation of some pathognomonic phenomena in man as being probable consequences of the microtoxicological long-term effects of pesticides. Chromosome preparation was carried out according to the modified method of P.S. Moorhead, P. C. Nowell, W. J. Mellman, D. M. Battips, and D. A. Hungerford (1960,Exp. Cell Res.20, 613-616). The chromosomes were evaluated according to the Edinburgh classification after using the ASG band technique. Some of the data from the chromosome examinations do not exclude a probable mutagenic effect and call attention to the need for strict adherence to labor (labor hygienic) health and accident-prevention regulations.
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