Biological monitoring of pesticide exposures in residents living near agricultural land

Karen S. Galea, Laura MacCalman, Kate Jones, John Cocker, Paul Teedon, Anne J. Sleeuwenhoek, John W. Cherry, Martie van Tongeren

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Abstract

There is currently a lack of reliable information on the exposures of residents and bystanders to pesticides in the UK. Previous research has shown that the methods currently used for assessing pesticide exposure for regulatory purposes are appropriate for farm workers [1]. However, there were indications that the exposures of bystanders may sometimes be underestimated. The previous study did not collect data for residents. Therefore, this study aims to collect measurements to determine if the current methods and tools are appropriate for assessing pesticide exposure for residents living near agricultural fields.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)856-874
Number of pages9
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • pesticides
  • agriculture
  • farm workers

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    Galea, K. S., MacCalman, L., Jones, K., Cocker, J., Teedon, P., Sleeuwenhoek, A. J., Cherry, J. W., & van Tongeren , M. (2011). Biological monitoring of pesticide exposures in residents living near agricultural land. BMC Public Health, 11, 856-874. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-856