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Pesticide use and practice among 25 farms enrolled in the Iowa Farm Family Pesticide Exposure Study.
Curwin B; Sanderson W; Reynolds S; Alavanja M
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, June 1-6, 2002, San Diego, California. Fairfax, VA: American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2002 Jun; :2-3
Twenty-five farms were enrolled in a recent study investigating pesticide contamination inside the homes. The target pesticides being investigated were atrazine, metolachlor, acetochlor, alachlor, 2, 4-D, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos. Personal and environmental exposure samples were collected from each home on two occasions, one shortly after pesticides were applied and the other 2 months later. In addition, a questionnaire was administered to the farmers to determine the pesticides used and the practices involved in pesticide application. Of the 7 target pesticides, atrazine was applied most often. Twenty of the farmers (80%) had applied atrazine to their crops. Glyphosate (64%) and 2, 4-D (56%) were the next most common target pesticides, followed by metolachlor (28%), acetochlor (20%) and chlorpyrifos (12%). Alachlor was not used by any of the farmers. In addition, 25 other active ingredients were used by 20 farmers.
Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Farmers; Families; Exposure-levels; Environmental-exposure; Sampling; Workplace-studies
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American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, June 1-6, 2002, San Diego, California
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