alexa Analytical methods of biological monitoring for exposure to pesticides: recent update.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

Author(s): Margariti MG, Tsakalof AK, Tsatsakis AM

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Abstract Extensive use of synthetic pesticides for agricultural and nonagricultural purposes began in the past 50 years. As a result of their wide and extensive application, exposure to hazardous pesticides is a concern to the general population and occupationally exposed persons. Robust methods are therefore needed for measuring markers of pesticide exposure. This article presents a review of the most recently published analytical methodologies and instrumentations developed for and applied to biological monitoring of exposure to pesticides of various classes. Most of the methods reviewed here are based on chromatography combined with mass spectrometry detection. This work clearly demonstrates that although gas chromatography still appears to be the most widely employed technique for pesticide analysis in various biological samples, recently a trend has been observed toward the use of liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry. This article was published in Ther Drug Monit and referenced in Journal of Chromatography & Separation Techniques

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