Methods of Pesticide Exposure Assessment

  • Patricia B. Curry
  • Sesh Iyengar
  • Pamela A. Maloney
  • Marco Maroni

Part of the NATO · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pesticide Exposure Assessment: Past, Present and Future

    1. John P. Worgan, Sylvester Rozario
      Pages 1-8
  3. Pesticide Exposure and Re-Entry in Agriculture

    1. Joop J. van Hemmen, Yvette G. C. van Golstein Brouwers, Derk H. Brouwer
      Pages 9-19
  4. Guidance Document for the Conduct of Field Studies to Evaluate the Exposure of Operators, Workers, and Bystanders to Pesticides

  5. Pesticide Exposure Databases

  6. The Tier Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-116
    2. Neil G. Carmichael
      Pages 117-122
    3. Patricia B. Curry, Seshadri Iyengar, Pamela Maloney
      Pages 123-127
  7. Biomarkers of Exposure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-135
    2. Shirley J. Gee, Anne D. Lucas, Bruce D. Hammock
      Pages 143-155
    3. Michael Straight, Robert W. Amler, Robert F. Vogt, Howard M. Kipen
      Pages 165-175
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 177-224

About this book


This book is a summary of the presentations and discussions at the Workshop on Methods of Pesticide Exposure Assessment held in Ottawa, Canada, on October 5-8, 1993. The event was a joint effort of Health Canada and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and was officially supported by the United States Environmental Agency and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The goal of the workshop was to examine current issues in the field of pesticide exposure assessment with the aim of reaching an internationally harmonized approach to methods of exposure assessment. With regulatory agencies of OECD Member countries moving towards the harmonization of data requirements, it was timely and beneficial to bring together international experts in the field of pesticide exposure assessment to discuss current issues. Approximately 60 delegates and 20 observers participated, including individuals from 15 different countries representing academia, government, industry and international organizations. A guidance document on methods of pesticide exposure assessment was presented as a means to achieving the goal of international for critique and discussion harmonization. After extensive discussion, the workshop delegates agreed in principle to procedures for revising the guidance document. Following revision and further review by a designated peer review group, the revised document will be submitted to the OECD for consideration as a draft OECD Guidance Document on pesticide exposure assessment methods. Both the revised and original documents are included in these proceedings.


assessment development health organization pesticide research

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia B. Curry
    • 1
  • Sesh Iyengar
    • 2
  • Pamela A. Maloney
    • 1
  • Marco Maroni
    • 3
  1. 1.Health CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Zeneca AgroStoney CreekCanada
  3. 3.International Centre for Pesticide SafetyBusto GarolfoItaly

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