Saliva biomonitoring of atrazine exposure among herbicide applicators.

  title={Saliva biomonitoring of atrazine exposure among herbicide applicators.},
  author={L A Denovan and Chensheng Alex Lu and Cynthia J. Hines and Richard A. Fenske},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={73 7},
A field study was conducted in which saliva samples were collected from a cohort of herbicide applicators during the pre-emergent spray season in Ohio in 1996. Atrazine concentrations were detected in human saliva samples using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method. Trend due to atrazine exposure and subsequent elimination in the body were evidenced by the temporal pattern of decreasing atrazine concentrations in saliva over time. Median salivary concentrations of atrazine on non… CONTINUE READING