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Metodologías participativas: prevención de riesgos laborales en la agroindustria de la caña de azúcar
(SALTRA / IRET-UNA, 2007-10)
En la agroindustria de la caña de azúcar los trabajadores están expuestos a gran cantidad de peligros laborales. Como parte de un programa sobre Salud y Trabajo en América Central (SALTRA), se ha desarrollado una metodología ...
Cuidado con los plaguicidas
(Programa ISA-IRET-UNA-Universidad de Wageningen, Holanda., 2010)
Resultados del estudio: Los plaguicidas y sus efectos sobre la salud
(CINBIOSE-UQAM-IRET, UNA., 2009)
Pesticide exposure and neurodevelopment in children age 6-9 years from Talamanca, Costa Rica.
(Elsevier Ltd, 2016-09-05)
Certain pesticides may affect children's neurodevelopment. We assessed whether pesticide exposure was associated with impaired neurobehavioral outcomes in children aged 6e9 years. We conducted a cross-sectional study ...
Aerial application of mancozeb and urinary ethylene thiourea (ETU) concentrations among pregnant women in Costa Rica: the Infants' Environmental Health Study (ISA).
(Research: Children´s health, 2014-12)
Background: Mancozeb and its main metabolite ethylene thiourea (ETU) may alter thyroid function; thyroid hormones are essential for fetal brain development. In Costa Rica, mancozeb is aerially sprayed at large-scale ...
Maternal blood and hair manganese concentrations, fetal growth, and length of gestation in the ISA cohort in Costa Rica
Background: Animal studies have shown that both deficiency and excess manganese (Mn) may result in decreased fetal size and weight, but human studies have reported inconsistent results. Methods: We examined the association ...
Indigenous children living nearby plantations with chlorpyrifos-treated bags have elevated 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCPy) urinary concentrations
The US Environmental Protection Agency voluntary phased-out residential use of chlorpyrifos in 2001. In contrast, in Costa Rica, chlorpyrifos-treated bags are increasingly used to protect banana and plantain fruits from ...
Pesticide use in banana and plantain production and risk perception among local actors in Talamanca, Costa Rica
The Talamanca County in Costa Rica has large-scale banana and small-scale plantain production, probably causing pesticide exposure in indigenous children. We explored to what extent different community actors are aware ...
Blood and hair manganese concentrations in pregnant women from the infants' environmental health study (ISA) in Costa Rica
(American Chemical Society, 2014-03)
Manganese (Mn), an essential nutrient, is a neurotoxicant at high concentrations. We measured Mn concentrations in repeated blood and hair samples collected from 449 pregnant women living near banana plantations with ...