The Use of Biomarkers in the Epidemiological Surveillance of Pesticide Workers

  • Antonella Fait
  • Marco Maroni
Part of the NATO · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 19)

Abstract

In this paper we address some issues related to the practical use of “biomarkers” for the epidemiological surveillance of workers occupationally exposed to pesticides, either in industrial or agricultural settings.

Keywords

Biological Monitoring Pesticide Exposure Epidemiological Surveillance Biological Effective Dose Cyanuric Acid 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonella Fait
    • 1
  • Marco Maroni
    • 2
  1. 1.International Centre for Pesticide SafetyBusto Garolfo (Milano)Italy
  2. 2.Institute of Occupational MedicineUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly

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