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Research Article

Sweeping is an Alternative Method for House Dust Collection for Pesticide Analysis

Sarah S. Birn1*, Dawn M. Bielawski1, Enrique M. Ostrea Jr.1,2 and James J. Janisse3

1Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

2Institute of Child Health and Human Development, University of the Philippines National Institutes of Health, Manila, Philippines

3Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

Corresponding Author:
Sarah S. Birn
Department of Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI, USA
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Received date: July 12, 2012; Accepted date: September 05, 2012; Published date: September 10, 2012

Citation: Birn SS, Bielawski DM, Ostrea Jr. EM, Janisse JJ (2012) Sweeping is an Alternative Method for House Dust Collection for Pesticide Analysis. J Bioanal Biomed 4: 074-078. doi:10.4172/1948-593X.1000066

Copyright: © 2012 Birn SS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Analysis of pesticides in house dust, as an index of environmental pesticide exposure, is useful in the evaluation of pesticide effects in children. This study compares the prevalence and concentrations of pesticides (propoxur, transfluthrin, bioallethrin, cyfluthrin, and cypermethrin) in house dust collected by the HVS3 vacuum and by sweeping using the house broom. The pesticides were extracted from the dust samples by solid phase extraction and analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy. There were significant correlations between the pesticides found in the swept and vacuumed samples (kappa=0.28 to 0.48, rho=0.31 to 0.55). Significantly higher prevalence and concentration of propoxur and higher concentrations of pyrethroids were found in the swept compared to vacuum dust samples. We conclude that ongoing exposure of children to pesticides can be monitored by the analysis of house dust collected by sweeping. Sweeping offers an excellent alternative for house dust collection in areas where vacuum collection is not feasible.

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