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Ursula Wiedermann

94 shared publications

Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Gerhard J. Zlabinger

79 shared publications

Medical University of Vienna

Arne Arnberger

54 shared publications

Institute of Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning, Department of Spatial, Landscape and Infrastructural Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Vienna 1190, Austria

Karin Stiasny

46 shared publications

Center for Virology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Daniela Haluza

36 shared publications

Department of Environmental Health, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Correction to: Prospective cohort study of pregnancy complications and birth outcomes in women with asthma Nasrin Fazel, Michael Kundi, Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Isabella ... Published: 03 December 2018
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, doi: 10.1007/s00404-018-4986-z
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Case report: hexachlorobenzene incident in Austria Johann Steinwider, Karl Buchgraber, Johann Gasteiner, Thomas... Published: 30 November 2018
Chemical hazards in foods of animal origin, doi: 10.3920/978-90-8686-877-3_19
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Safety and efficacy of direct acting oral anticoagulants and vitamin K antagonists in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation – ... Mirko Hirschl, Michael Kundi Published: 05 November 2018
Vasa, doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000746
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Subjective Symptoms of Male Workers Linked to Occupational Pesticide Exposure on Coffee Plantations in the Jarabacoa Reg... Hans-Peter Hutter, Michael Kundi, Kathrin Lemmerer, Michael ... Published: 25 September 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15102099
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Acute and sub-acute effects of pesticide use in coffee farmers have rarely been investigated. In the present field study, self-reported health symptoms from 38 male pesticide users were compared to those of 33 organic farmers. Results of cytological findings have been reported in an accompanying paper in this issue. The present second part of the study comprises a questionnaire based survey for various, potentially pesticide related symptoms among the coffee farmers. Symptom rates were generally higher in exposed workers, reaching significance in nine out of 19 assessed symptoms. Significantly increased symptom frequencies were related to neurotoxicity, parasympathic effects and acetylcholine esterase inhibition, with the highest differences found for excessive salivation, dizziness and stomach ache. We revealed a lack of precautionary measures in the majority of farmers. Better education, regulations, and safety equipment are urgently needed.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Corrigendum: Structural Influence on the Dominance of Virus-Specific CD4 T Cell Epitopes in Zika Virus Infection Maximilian Koblischke, Karin Stiasny, Stephan W. Aberle, Ste... Published: 11 September 2018
Frontiers in Immunology, doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.02083
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Article 2 Reads 3 Citations Cytotoxic and Genotoxic Effects of Pesticide Exposure in Male Coffee Farmworkers of the Jarabacoa Region, Dominican Repu... Hans-Peter Hutter, Abdul Wali Khan, Kathrin Lemmerer, Peter ... Published: 03 August 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15081641
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Intensive agrochemical use in coffee production in the Global South has been documented. The aim of this study was to investigate cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of pesticide exposure in male farmworkers in the Dominican Republic comparing conventional farming using pesticides to organic farming. Furthermore, feasibility of the buccal micronucleus cytome assay (BMCA) for field studies under difficult local conditions was tested. In a cross-sectional field study, pesticide exposed (sprayers) and non-exposed male workers on coffee plantations were interviewed about exposure history, and pesticide application practices. Buccal cells were sampled, and BMCA was applied to assess potential effects on cell integrity. In total, 38 pesticide-exposed and 33 non-exposed workers participated. Eighty-four and 87%, respectively, of the pesticide-exposed respondents did not use masks or gloves at all. All biomarkers from the BMCA were significantly more frequent among exposed workers—odds ratio for micronucleated cells: 3.1 (95% confidence interval: 1.3–7.4) or karyolysis: 1.3 (1.1–1.5). Buccal cells as sensitive markers of toxic oral or respiratory exposures proved feasible for challenging field studies. Our findings indicate that the impact of pesticide use is not restricted to acute effects on health and wellbeing, but also points to long-term health risks. Therefore, occupational safety measures including training and protective clothing are needed, as well as encouragement towards minimal application of pesticides and more widespread use of organic farming.