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Type Journal Article - Environmental research
Title Lower Acetylcholinesterase Activity among Children Living with Flower Plantation Workers
Volume 114
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Page numbers 53-59
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3319289/
Children of workers exposed to pesticides are at risk of secondary pesticide exposure. We evaluated the potential for lower acetylcholinesterase activity in children cohabiting with fresh-cut flower plantation workers, which would be expected from organophosphate and carbamate insecticide exposure. Parental home surveys were performed and acetylcholinesterase activity was measured in 277 children aged 4–9 years in the study of Secondary Exposure to Pesticides among Infants, Children and Adolescents (ESPINA). Participants lived in a rural county in Ecuador with substantial flower plantation activity.

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