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Document ID (ISN)109495
CIS number 09-403
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Park E.K., Duarte Tagles H., Gee S.J., Hammock B.D., Lee K., Schenker M.B.
Title Recruiting strategy and 24-hour biomonitoring of paraquat in agricultural workers
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.13, No.4, p.207-217. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract Agricultural workers in Costa Rica were recruited to participate in a 24-hour urine collection for paraquat exposure assessment and compare the 24-hour sampling to end-of-shift sampling. Participants included 187 workers from coffee, banana, and palm oil plantations exposed to paraquat, and 54 unexposed workers from the same plantations. This study showed that it was possible to reliably obtain 24-hour urine samples from a farm worker population. Furthermore, comparison between the paraquat levels in end-of-shift and 24-hour urine samples demonstrated that for this compound, end-of-shift urine samples are a reliable substitute for 24-hour collections.
Descriptors (primary) Costa Rica; paraquat; agriculture; determination in urine; sampling and analysis; exposure tests; plantations
Descriptors (secondary) reliability; description of technique; case-control study; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Heterocyclic compounds
Agriculture