Cholinesterase Depression and Its Association with Pesticide Exposure across the Agricultural Season among Latino Farmworkers in North Carolina

@inproceedings{Quandt2010CholinesteraseDA,
  title={Cholinesterase Depression and Its Association with Pesticide Exposure across the Agricultural Season among Latino Farmworkers in North Carolina},
  author={Sara A. Quandt and Haiying Chen and Joseph G. Grzywacz and Quirina M. Vallejos and Leonardo Galv{\'a}n and Thomas A. Arcury},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Farmworkers can be exposed to a wide variety of pesticides. Assessing cholinesterase activity over time can be used to monitor exposure to organophosphorus and carbamate pesticides. OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to document patterns and variation in cholinesterase levels across the agricultural season (May-August) among field-workers, and to explore the association of cholinesterase depression with pesticide exposure across the agricultural season. METHODS Dried blood… CONTINUE READING
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