Pesticide Drift 2 Study

Lab Collaboration

Analysis of a pesticide in urine samples from adults and children for a study in an agricultural community

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The Pesticide Drift 2 Study assessed exposure from pesticide drift among adults and children in a rural agricultural community in Tulare County.  The study was a collaboration with the Environmental Health Tracking Program in the California Department of Public Health, as well as the nongovernmental organizations Pesticide Action Network of North America, El Quinto Sol, and Commonweal.  Biomonitoring California laboratories analyzed breakdown products of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in urine samples collected as part of this study.

Project Type: 

Laboratory collaboration

Project Status: 

Completed

Participants: 

34 Farmworkers and their children

Sample Collection Date: 

2009 to 2010

Sample Collection Area: 

Tulare County

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