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Document ID (ISN)104594
CIS number 06-112
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) 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.
Title Pesticide take-home pathway among children of agricultural workers: Study design, methods, and baseline findings
Bibliographic information Jan. 2003, Vol.45, No.1, p.42-53. Illus. 63 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) children; agriculture; personal hygiene; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) USA; exposure evaluation; determination in urine; washing facilities; survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChile; USA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals