Pesticide use and practices in an Iowa farm family pesticide exposure study

Brian Curwin, Wayne Sanderson, Stephen Reynolds, Misty Hein, Michael Alavanja

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Abstract

The pesticide use and practices in an Iowa farm family pesticide exposure study was discussed. The differences in pesticide contamination and exposure factors between 25 farm homes and 25 non-farm homes were presented. The pesticide investigated were atrazine, metolachlor and glyphosate applied to corn or soyabean crops. It was found that farm homes were contaminated more with pesticides than non-farm homes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages423-433
Number of pages11
Volume8
No4
Specialist publicationJournal of Agricultural Safety and Health
StatePublished - Nov 2002

Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Exposure factors
  • PPE
  • Pesticides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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