Minimizing occupational exposure to pesticides: Recent developments in methodology for monitoring pesticide metabolites in human urine

  • D. E. Bradway
  • E. M. Lores
  • T. R. Edgerton
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Part of the Residue Reviews book series (RECT, volume 75)


A big percentage of the chemicals encountered in the environment are eventually excreted in the urine as various polar metabolites. Therefore, indices of exposure to these compounds may be established by monitoring levels of urinary metabolites. Since many of the metabolites may be classified into one of several broad categories (i.e., phenols, anilines, alkyl phosphates, etc.) a few basic methods permit the monitoring of a large number of metabolites.


High Performance Liquid Chromatography High Performance Liquid Chromatography Human Urine Organophosphorus Pesticide Triazine Herbicide 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Bradway
    • 1
  • E. M. Lores
    • 1
  • T. R. Edgerton
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Toxicology Division, Health Effects Research LaboratoryU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA

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