Urinary biomarker concentrations of captan, chlormequat, chlorpyrifos and cypermethrin in UK adults and children living near agricultural land

Karen S. Galea*, Laura MacCalman, Kate Jones, John Cocker, Paul Teedon, John W. Cherrie, Martie van Tongeren

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There is limited information on the exposure to pesticides experienced by UK residents living near agricultural land. This study aimed to investigate their pesticide exposure in relation to spray events. Farmers treating crops with captan, chlormequat, chlorpyrifos or cypermethrin provided spray event information. Adults and children residing = 100m from sprayed fields provided
first-morning void urine samples during and outwith the spray season. Selected samples (1–2 days after a spray event and at other times (background samples)) were analysed and creatinine adjusted. Generalised Linear Mixed Models were used to investigate if urinary biomarkers of these pesticides were elevated after spray events.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-631
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
Early online date16 Sep 2015
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015



  • exposure
  • pesticides
  • residents

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