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Prenatal exposure to pesticides: a feasibility study among migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
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PMID:  11675627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Migrant and seasonal farmworkers have a high potential for pesticide exposures, yet are rarely included in epidemiologic studies. This study examined the feasibility of assessing prenatal exposures to pesticides and other compounds in pregnant Hispanic farmworkers. METHODS: Nine women completed a survey about work experiences during pregnancy. Maternal urine, cord blood, and placenta samples were obtained at delivery for analysis of 51 analytes, including 6 phenoxy acid or triazine herbicides, 21 organochlorine insecticides, 10 PCBs, and 14 volatile organic compounds. RESULTS: Seven of 51 analytes were found in the biological samples. DDE, DDT, dichlorbenzene, toluene, trimethylbenzene, and endosulfan sulfate were detected in cord blood samples, and 2,4-D in urine from one or more women. CONCLUSIONS: We documented the feasibility of following farmworkers to assess in utero exposure to pesticides and other contaminants, and demonstrated exposure to these compounds. Difficulties in measuring pesticides with short half lives were noted.
S P Cooper; K Burau; A Sweeney; T Robison; M A Smith; E Symanski; J S Colt; J Laseter; S H Zahm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of industrial medicine     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0271-3586     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ind. Med.     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-24     Completed Date:  2002-01-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101110     Medline TA:  Am J Ind Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  578-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Agriculture / statistics & numerical data*
Feasibility Studies
Fetal Blood / chemistry
Hispanic Americans
Maternal Exposure / statistics & numerical data*
Pesticides / blood*
Pilot Projects
Pregnancy / blood*
Transients and Migrants / statistics & numerical data*
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