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The Children's Organic Diet study evaluates the contribution of pesticides on food to children’s overall pesticide exposure, and to determine whether this differs between urban and agricultural regions.
The study investigates:
How do we measure pesticide exposure? We measured the levels of breakdown products (also called “metabolites”) of organophosphate (OP) pesticides in children’s urine.
Findings from these and other exposure studies can be found on the CERCH Findings page: http://cerch.org/research-programs/environmental-exposure-studies/exposu...
The importance of this study is that it will help clarify the primary route or routes of pesticide exposures to US children. This knowledge is critical if we are to reduce families' exposures to pesticides.