Biological monitoring of chlorpyrifos exposure to rice farmers in Vietnam.

@article{Phung2012BiologicalMO,
  title={Biological monitoring of chlorpyrifos exposure to rice farmers in Vietnam.},
  author={Dung Phung and Des W. Connell and Greg Miller and Mary Beth Hodge and Renu Patel and Ron Cheng and Manel Abeyewardene and Cordia Ming-Yeuk Chu},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2012},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={294-300}
}
Chlorpyrifos is the most common organophosphate insecticide registered for use in Vietnam and is widely used in agriculture, particularly rice farming. However, chlorpyrifos exposure to and adverse effects on farmers has not been evaluated. In this study, biological monitoring of chlorpyrifos exposure in a group of rice farmers was conducted after a typical application event using back-pack spraying. Urine samples (24 h) were collected from the rice farmers before and post insecticide… CONTINUE READING