Exposure to pesticides in ambient air.

  title={Exposure to pesticides in ambient air.},
  author={John Beard and Victoria Westley-Wise and G Sullivan},
  journal={Australian journal of public health},
  volume={19 4},
Ambient air was monitored for pesticides at four sites in Coffs Harbour, a coastal town (population about 50,000) surrounded by banana plantations. Air was sampled continuously for five consecutive months during the peak agricultural spraying period using vacuum pumps set to sample one litre per minute through ORBO-42 absorption tubes. Six pesticides were detected: three organochlorines and three organophosphates. The most commonly detected pesticide (14 per cent of all samples) was… 

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