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Exposure assessment using human biomonitoring for glyphosate and fluroxypyr users in amenity horticulture

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Hygiene & Environmental Health, August 2017
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Title
Exposure assessment using human biomonitoring for glyphosate and fluroxypyr users in amenity horticulture
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International Journal of Hygiene & Environmental Health, August 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.06.008
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Alison Connolly, Kate Jones, Karen S. Galea, Ioannis Basinas, Laura Kenny, Padraic McGowan, Marie Coggins

Abstract

Pesticides and their potential adverse health effects are of great concern and there is a dearth of knowledge regarding occupational exposure to pesticides among amenity horticulturalists. This study aims to measure occupational exposures to amenity horticuturalists using pesticides containing the active ingredients, glyphosate and fluroxypyr by urinary biomonitoring. A total of 40 work tasks involving glyphosate and fluroxypyr were surveyed over the period of June - October 2015. Workers used a variety of pesticide application methods; manual knapsack sprayers, controlled droplet applicators, pressurised lance applicators and boom sprayers. Pesticide concentrations were measured in urine samples collected pre and post work tasks using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Differences in pesticide urinary concentrations pre and post work task, and across applications methods were analysed using paired t-tests and linear regression. Pesticide urinary concentrations were higher than those reported for environmental exposures and comparable to those reported in some agricultural studies. Log-transformed pesticide concentrations were statistically significantly higher in post-work samples compared to those in pre-work samples (paired t-test, p<0.001; for both μgL(-1) and μmol/mol creatinine). Urinary pesticide concentrations in post-work samples had a geometric mean (geometric standard deviation) of 0.66 (1.11) μgL(-1) for glyphosate and 0.29 (1.69) μgL(-1) for fluroxypyr. Linear regression revealed a statistically significant positive association to exist between the time-interval between samples and the log-transformed adjusted (i.e. post- minus pre-task) pesticide urinary concentrations (β=0.0039; p<0.0001). Amenity horticulturists can be exposed to pesticides during tasks involving these products. Further research is required to evaluate routes of exposure among this occupational group.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 14%
Student > Master 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 13 18%
Unknown 19 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 17%
Chemistry 7 10%
Environmental Science 7 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 8%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 18 25%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 May 2018.
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#9,030,331
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#651
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#19
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