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Title: Indigenous children living nearby plantations with chlorpyrifos-treated bags have elevated 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCPy) urinary concentrations
Authors: Barraza, Douglas
Ruepert, Clemens
Mora, Ana María
Córdoba, Leonel
Keywords: CHILDREN
PESTICIDES
CHLORPYRIFOS
BIOMARKERS
BANANA
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH
ECOHEALTH
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
AGRICULTURE AND HEALTH
PESTICIDES AND HEALTH
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Wendel de Joodea, B. van, Barraza, D., Ruepert, C., Mora, A.M., Córdoba, L., et al. (2012). Indigenous children living nearby plantations with chlorpyrifos-treated bags have elevated 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCPy) urinary concentrations. Environmental Research, 117, 17-26.doi:10.1016/j.envres.2012.04.006
Abstract: Results suggest that the general living environment of children from the banana village is contaminated with chlorpyrifos, detected in air, soil, surface water, mattress and house dust samples, and in all the hand and foot wash samples. Chlorpyrifos is a chlorinated organophosphate (OP) insecticide, a neurotoxinant which inhibits plasma and red blood cell (RBC) acetylcholinesterase. Three US children’s cohort studies have reported neurodevelopmental deficits in relation to prenatal exposures to organophosphates in general. The substitution of the chlorpyrifos-treated bags with agro-ecological pest control methods, are likely to improve children’s health and environment in banana and plantain growing regions.
ISSN: 0013-9351
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50246
Project Number: 105296
Project Title: Sustainable Banana Production and Pesticides in Costa Rica
Access: Open Access
Copyright: Elsevier Inc.
License: Open access article
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