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    • Evaluation of a battery of toxicity tests for use in the assessment of water quality in a Costa Rican laboratory 

      Castillo, Luisa Eugenia; Pinnock, Margareth; Martínez, Eduardo (Wiley Periodicals, Estados Unidos, 2000)
      The Laboratory for Ecotoxicological Studies (ECOTOX) of IRET evaluated the following toxicity tests: Daphnia magna (daphnia test), Hydra attenuata (hydra test), Allium sp. (onion test), Panagrellus redivivus (nematode ...
    • Acute health effects of organophosphorus pesticides on Tanzanian small-scale coffee growers 

      Ngowi, Aiwerasia; Maeda, David; Partanen, Timo; Sanga, Michael (Nature Publishing Group, 2001-07-01)
      A cute health effects of organophosphorus (PP) pesticides on coffee farmworkers in 1991-1992 in Tanzania are reported to provide a basis for concern over farmworkers being overexposed during application. Workers exposed ...
    • Central nervous system tumours in children in Costa Rica: 1981–96 

      Reutfors, Johan; Kramárová, Eva; Weiderpass, Elisabete; Monge, Patricia; Wesseling, Catharina; Ahlbom, Anders (Blackwell Science, 2002)
      Incidence rates of malignant central nervous system (CNS) tumours in children in Costa Rica are presented in an international perspective. For the 16-year period 1981–96, a total of 256 CNS tumours were registered in ...
    • Workplace Carcinogen and Pesticide Exposures in Costa Rica 

      Partanen, Timo; Chaves, Jorge; Wesseling, Catharina; Chaverri, Fabio; Monge, Patricia; Ruepert, Clemens; Aragón, Aurora; Kogevinas, Manolis; Hogstedt, Christer; Kauppinen, Timo (Taylor & Francis, 2003)
      The CAREX data system converts national workforce volumes and proportions of workers exposed to workplace carcinogens into numbers of exposed in 55 industrial categories. CAREX was adapted for Costa Rica for 27 carcinogens ...
    • Mortality and Cancer Incidence of Workers in Finnish Road Paving Companies 

      Kauppinen, Timo; Heikkila, Pirjo; Partanen, Timo; Virtanen, Simo V.; Pukkala, Eero; Burstyn, Igor; Ferro, Gilles; Boffetta, Paolo (Wiley-Liss, Inc., 2003)
      Background This study, a component of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Multicentric Study on Cancer Risk Among European Asphalt Workers, aimed at identifying major mortality risks among workers in ...
    • Occupational Exposures and Gastrointestinal Cancers Among Finnish Women 

      Weiderpass, Elisabete; Vainio, Harri; Kauppinen, Timo; Vasama-Neuvonen, Kaisa; Partanen, Timo; pukkala, eero (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2003-03)
      A cohort including all female workers born 1906 through 1945 (n = 413,877) in Finland was identified through the Population Census of Finland of 1970. Incident cases of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract were explored ...
    • Social context for workplace health promotion: feasibility considerations in Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Spain and Sweden 

      Peltomäki, Päivi; Johansson, Mauri; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Sala, Maria; Wesseling, Catharina; Brenes, Freddy; Font, Carme; Husman, Kaj; Janer, Gemma; Kallas-Tarpila, Tarja; Kogevinas, Manolis; Loponen, Minna; Dolors Solé, María; Tempel, Jürgen; Vasama-Neuvonen, Kaisa; Partanen, Timo (Oxford Academic, 2003-06-01)
      We constructed a simple, flexible procedure that facilitates the pre-assessment of feasibility of workplace health promotion (WHP) programmes. It evaluates cancer hazards, workers’ need for hazard reduction, acceptability ...
    • Determinants of dermal exposure among Nicaraguan subsistence farmers during pesticide applications with backpack sprayers 

      Blanco, Luis; Aragón, Aurora; Lundberg, Ingvar; Lidén, Carola; Wesseling, Catharina; Nise, Gun (British Occupational Hygiene Society, 2005)
      Identification of pesticide exposure determinants has become an issue in explaining exposure variability and improving control measures. Most studies have been conducted in industrialized countries. The aim of this study ...
    • Assessment of pesticide exposure in the agricultural population of Costa Rica 

      Monge, Patricia; Partanen, Timo; Wesseling, Catharina; Bravo, Viria; Ruepert, Clemens; Burstyn, Igor (British Occupational Hygiene Society, 2005)
      We describe a model for the retrospective assessment of parental exposure to 26 pesticides, selected by toxicity-based prioritization, in a population-based case–control study of childhood leukaemia in Costa Rica (301 ...
    • Determinación del historial de exposiciones en la epidemiolgía ocupacional 

      Espinosa, Maria Teresa; Partanen, Timo; Piñeros, Marion; Chaves, Jorge; Posso, Héctor; Monge, Patricia; Blanco, Luís; Wesseling, Catharina (World Health Organization, 2005-01)
      La validez de los indicadores de exposición es una condición necesaria en epidemiología si se han de obtener resultados válidos en la medición de los riesgos asociados con la exposición a agentes nocivos en el entorno ...
    • Mortality among a Cohort of Banana Plantation Workers in Costa Rica 

      Guardado, Jorge; Keifer, Matthew; Wesseling, Catharina; Hoffman, Jonathan (Taylor & Francis, 2006)
      The nematocide 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP), widely used in Costa Rica during the late 1960s and 1970s, causes sterility in men and is a possible carcinogen. Mortality among a cohort of Costa Rican banana plantation ...
    • Evaluation of two self-administered questionnaires to ascertain dermatitis among metal workers and its relation with exposure to metal working fluids 

      van Wendel de Joode, Berna; Vermeulen, Roel; Heederik, Dick; van Ginkel, Kees; Kromhout, Hans (Blackwell Publishing, Dinamarca., 2007)
      We performed an exploratory study to evaluate 2 self-administered questionnaires assessing hand dermatitis and to investigate a possible exposure-response relation between dermal exposure to semisynthetic metal working ...
    • Field testing passive air samplers for current use pesticides in a tropical environment 

      Gouin, Todd; Wania, Frank; Ruepert, Clemens; Castillo, Luisa E. (Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica., 2008)
      Air was sampled for one year in the central valley of Costa Rica using an active high-volume sampler as well as passive samplers (PAS) based on polyurethane foam (PUF) disks and XAD-resin filled mesh cylinders. Extracts ...
    • A pilot field evaluation on heat stress in sugarcane workers in Costa Rica: What to do next? 

      Van Wendel de Joode, Berendina; Wesseling Hoogervors, Catharina; Crowe, Jennifer (Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica, 2009)
      Climate change is producing major impacts including increasing temperatures in tropical countries, like Costa Rica, where the sugarcane industry employs thousands of workers who are exposed to extreme heat. Objectives: ...
    • Pesticide Exposure and Respiratory Health of Indigenous Women in Costa Rica 

      Fieten, Karin; Kromhout, Hans; Heederik, Dick; van Wendel de Joode, Berna (Published by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and American Journal of EpidemiologyJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009-02-18)
      A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2007 to evaluate the relation between pesticide exposure and respiratory health in a population of indigenous women in Costa Rica. Exposed women (n ¼ 69) all worked at plantain p ...
    • Decreased kidney function of unknown cause in Nicaragua: a community-based survey 

      Torres, Cecilia; Aragón, Aurora; Gonzalez-Quiroz, Marvin; López , Indiana; Jakobsson, Kristina; Elinder, Carl-Gustaf; Lundberg, Ingvar; Wesseling, Catharina (National Kidney Foundation, 2010)
      Background: End-stage kidney disease overwhelms health services in Central America. We determined prevalences of decreased kidney function in distinct populations in the most affected region of Nicaragua. Study Design: ...
    • Heat exposure in sugarcane workers in Costa Rica during the non-harvest season 

      Crowe, Jennifer; Moya-Bonilla, Jose´ Manuel; Román-Solano, Bryan; Robles-Ramírez, Andrés (Global Health Action, 2010)
      This observational pilot study was carried out at three sugarcane companies in Costa Rica. Its main objective was to determine the potential for heat stress conditions for workers in one sugarcane-growing region in Costa ...
    • Climate Change, workplace heat exposure, and Occupational Health and productivity in Central America 

      Kjellstrom, Tord; Crowe, Jennifer (Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica, 2011)
      Climate change is increasing heat exposure in places such as Central America, a tropical region with generally hot/humid conditions. Working people are at particular risk of heat stress because of the intrabody heat ...
    • Fatal occupational injuries in Nicaragua, 2005 

      López Bonilla, Indiana Mercedes; Flores Urbina, Lucía; Partanen, Timo; Wesseling, Catharina (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, León., 2011)
      We attempt to estimate the rate of fatal occupational injuries (FOI) in Nicaragua for 2005, using 10 incomplete data sources. Based on the 173 identified FOIs, the crude empirical FOI rate estimate was 8.3 per 100,000 ...
    • Agricoh: A consortium of agricultural cohorts 

      Leon, Maria; Beane Freeman, Laura; Douwes, Jeroen; Hoppin, Jane; Kromhout, Hans; Lebailly, Pierre; Christian Nordby, Karl; Schenker, Marc; Schüz, Joachim; Waring, Stephen; Alavanja, Michael; Annesi Maesano, Isabella; Baldi, Isabelle; Aqiel Dalvie, Mohamed; Ferro, Giles; Fervers, Beatris; Langseth, Hilde; London, Leslie; Lynch, Charles; McLaughlin, John; Merchant, James; Pahwa, Punam; Sigsgaard, Torben; Stayner, Leslie; Wesseling, Catharina; Keun-Young, Yoo; Zahm, Sheila; Straif, Kurt; Blair, Aaron (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute(MDPI), Switzerland., 2011-04-29)
      AGRICOH is a recently formed consortium of agricultural cohort studies involving 22 cohorts from nine countries in five continents: South Africa (1), Canada (3), Costa Rica (2), USA (6), Republic of Korea (1), New Zealand ...