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Development of cost-effective biomarkers for herbicides and fungicides
Project Code: T10013
Health and Safety Lab (HSL)
Jones, K ; Sams, C; Patel, K; Johnson, P
This project addressed a research requirement to develop cost-effective biomarkers or other robust indicators of population exposure and body burdens of mixtures of pesticides and relevant veterinary residues. The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) has previously developed biomarker assays for the Agency (project T10003) to assess exposure to mixtures of pesticides including organophosphate and carbamate anticholinesterases as well as benzimidazole and dithiocarbamate fungicides. This study aimed to build on this work to develop further biomarkers using similar methodology with the aim to be able to offer a full suite of pesticide biomarkers in a practical and cost-effective way. This study addressed those chemicals specified by the Agency in the research call, i.e. paraquat/diquat, triazole fungicides, conazoles and pyrethroids, but focused on those most commonly found as residues in food.
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