Exposure misclassification in studies of agricultural pesticides: insights from biomonitoring.

@article{Acquavella2006ExposureMI,
  title={Exposure misclassification in studies of agricultural pesticides: insights from biomonitoring.},
  author={John F. Acquavella and Bruce H. Alexander and Jack S. Mandel and Carol J. Burns and Christophe A Gustin},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={69-74}
}
BACKGROUND Epidemiologists often assess lifetime pesticide exposure by questioning participants about use of specific pesticides and associated work practices. Recently, Dosemeci and colleagues proposed an algorithm to estimate lifetime average exposure intensity from questionnaire information. We evaluated this algorithm against measured urinary pesticide concentrations for farmers who applied glyphosate (n = 48), 2,4-D (n = 34), or chlorpyrifos (n = 34). METHODS Algorithm scores were… CONTINUE READING