|Document ID (ISN)||109495|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
|Convention or series no.
||Park E.K., Duarte Tagles H., Gee S.J., Hammock B.D., Lee K., Schenker M.B.
||Recruiting strategy and 24-hour biomonitoring of paraquat in agricultural workers
||2008, Vol.13, No.4, p.207-217. Illus. 28 ref.
||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.
||Costa Rica; paraquat; agriculture; determination in urine; sampling and analysis; exposure tests; plantations
||reliability; description of technique; case-control study; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)