Acetylcholinesterase Activity, Cohabitation with Floricultural Workers, and Blood Pressure in Ecuadorian Children
Date: Nov 21, 2013
Dr. Jose Ricardo Suarez and colleagues recently published two articles regarding cardiovascular and neurobehavioral development changes in children exposed to sub-clinical exposures to pesticides who lived in agricultural (floricultural) communities in Pedro Moncayo County, Ecuador.
These investigations were part of the Secondary (Occupational) Pesticide Exposures on Infants, Children and Adolescents (ESPINA) study, which integrated collaboration between Fundacion Cimas del Ecuador, University of Minnesota, the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador: Area #13 Tabacundo, and Pedro Moncayo county community members.
Suarez-Lopez JR, Jacobs D Jr., Himes JH, Gunnar M, Alexander BH. LowerAcetylcholinesterase Activity and Neurodevelopment Development in Boys and Girls. Pediatrics published online: 2013 Nov doi: 10.1542/peds. 2013-0108
Suarez-Lopez JR, Jacobs D Jr., Himes JH, Alexander BH. Acetylcholinesterase Activity, Cohabitation with Floricultural Workers, and Blood Pressure in Ecuadorian Children. Env Hlth Persp. 2013 Jan 25.