The link between Chronic Fatique Syndrome and organophosphate has been aneddotal up till now. However a new study based on questionnaires sent to those, mainly sheep farmers. Who had reported their symptoms to the Vetinary Medicines Directive, showed an association between OP exposure and chronic fatigue. Higher and more prolonged exposures were more likely lead to development of CF.
N Thomas A Soutar. JW Cherrie. Chronic Fatigue and organophosphate pesticides in sheep farming;Annals of Occupational Hygiene 2003: 47:261 – 267. Courtsey of Research Monitor PAN UK Tel 020 7274 8895 www.pan-uk.org
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