|Document ID (ISN)||104594|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Thompson B., Coronado G.D., Grossman J.E., Puschel K., Solomon C.C., Islas I., Curl C.L., Shirai J.H., Kissel J.C., Fenske R.A.
||Pesticide take-home pathway among children of agricultural workers: Study design, methods, and baseline findings
||Jan. 2003, Vol.45, No.1, p.42-53. Illus. 63 ref.
||In this article, self-reported pesticide exposure and practices aimed at reducing the amount of pesticide residues taken home were examined among 571 farmworkers. Urine samples from a sub-sample of farmworkers and children and dust samples from households and vehicles were also used to assess pesticide exposure. Overall, 96% of respondents reported exposure to pesticides at work. Many employers did not provide resources for hand washing. Farmworkers' protective practices to keep pesticide residues out of the home were at a low level. In a subset of respondents, pesticides were detected in the urine of children and adults and in house and vehicle dust. The results support the take-home pathway of pesticide exposure and highlight the need for ways to be found to reduce this exposure among farmworkers' children.
||children; agriculture; personal hygiene; pesticides
||USA; exposure evaluation; determination in urine; washing facilities; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Chile; USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)