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Biomonitoring of exposure in farmworker studies.

Authors
Barr-DB; Thomas-K; Curwin-B; Landsittel-D; Raymer-J; Lu-C; Donnelly-KC; Acquavella-J
Source
Environ Health Perspect 2006 Jun; 114(6):936-942
NIOSHTIC No.
20030349
Abstract
Although biomonitoring has been used in many occupational and environmental health and exposure studies, we are only beginning to understand the complexities and uncertainties involved with the biomonitoring process--from study design, to sample collection, to chemical analysis--and with interpreting the resulting data. We present an overview of concepts that should be considered when using biomonitoring or biomonitoring data, assess the current status of biomonitoring, and detail potential advancements in the field that may improve our ability to both collect and interpret biomonitoring data. We discuss issues such as the appropriateness of biomonitoring for a given study, the sampling time frame, temporal variability in biological measurements to nonpersistent chemicals, and the complex issues surrounding data interpretation. In addition, we provide recommendations to improve the utility of biomonitoring in farmworker studies.
Keywords
Occupational-exposure; Farmers; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Occupational-health; Environmental-health; Environmental-health-monitoring
Contact
D.B. Barr, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop F17, Atlanta, GA, USA
CODEN
EVHPAZ
Publication Date
20060601
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
dbarr@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-R13-ES/OH-013378
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0091-6765
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Environmental Health Perspectives
State
GA; NC; OH; PA; TX; MO
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