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Pesticide Exposure Pathways for Farmworker Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00013754
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 30, 2001
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This project is aimed at better understanding how children living in agricultural environments are exposed to pesticides, and how such exposures can be prevented or reduced. The current project will characterize pesticide exposure pathways for children of farmworkers.

Condition or disease
Poisoning

Detailed Description:
This project is aimed at better understanding how children living in agricultural environments are exposed to pesticides, and how such exposures can be prevented or reduced. Since 1991 our group has investigated pesticide expsoures among children of agricultural families in Washington state, focusing on exposure to organophosphate insecticides. We have demonstrated in these studies that the residential environments of agricultural families have higher pesticide residues than do other homes in this region. We have also found that children living in these residential environments have elevated levels of pesticide metabolites in their urine. We need to better understand how these children are being exposed in order to develop recomendations for exposure prevention or reduction. The current project will characterize pesticide exposure pathways for children of farmworkers. A complementary project is also underway by the UW-Child Health Center to develop and implement a community-wide intervention to reduce the transfer of pesticides from the workplace to the home (take home pathway).

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Official Title: Child Environmental Health Center--Reducing Pesticide Exposure in Children of Farmworkers (UW IRB 96-6567-C02, FENSKE, 6/15/00-6/14/01)
Study Start Date : March 2001
Primary Completion Date : October 2003
Study Completion Date : October 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria
Each family recruited must include one child between the ages of 1-5.
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Locations
United States, Washington
Department of Environmental Health, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195-7234
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00013754     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9601-CP-001
First Posted: March 30, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Keywords provided by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS):
pesticide
insecticide
organophosphate
exposure
child health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Poisoning
Chemically-Induced Disorders