Pesticide take-home pathway among children of agricultural workers: study design, methods, and baseline findings.

@article{Thompson2003PesticideTP,
  title={Pesticide take-home pathway among children of agricultural workers: study design, methods, and baseline findings.},
  author={B. Shachar Y. A. Shapira S. A. Smoyak C. Sus H. O. Th Thompson and Gloria D. Coronado and Julia E. Grossman and Klaus Puschel and Cam C. Solomon and Ilda Islas and Cynthia L. Curl and Jeffry H. Shirai and John C. Kissel and Richard A. Fenske},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={
          42-53
        }
}
Farmworkers are exposed to pesticides and may take home pesticide residues to their families. In this paper, self-reported pesticide exposure and home practices to reduce the amount of pesticide residues taken home were examined among 571 farmworkers. Urine samples from a subsample of farmworkers and children and dust samples from households and vehicles also assessed pesticide exposure. Overall, 96% of respondents reported exposure to pesticides at work. Many employers did not provide… CONTINUE READING
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