Heavy metals and pesticide exposure from agricultural activities and former agrochemical factory in a Salvadoran rural community.

@article{Quinteros2017HeavyMA,
  title={Heavy metals and pesticide exposure from agricultural activities and former agrochemical factory in a Salvadoran rural community.},
  author={Edgar Quinteros and Alexandre Rib{\'o} and Roberto Mej{\'i}a and Alejandro L{\'o}pez and Wilfredo Belteton and Aimee Comandari and Carlos M. Orantes and Ernesto Benjamin Pleites and Carlos E Hern{\'a}ndez and Dina Larios L{\'o}pez},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2017},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={1662-1676}
}
Pesticide handling in farming activities involves substantial hazards for the rural population and for the environment. In Latin America, it is estimated that the population at risk of being affected by heavy metals is over 4 million. This research describes the different types of exposure to pesticides and heavy metals in a rural population (Loma del Gallo), considering both environmental and occupational exposure. This study consists of an inspection in a former pesticide factory (QUIMAGRO… CONTINUE READING