Effect of community of residence on neurobehavioral development in infants and young children in a flower-growing region of Ecuador

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dc.contributor.author Handal, Alexis J.
dc.contributor.author Lozoff, Betsy
dc.contributor.author Breilh, Jaime
dc.contributor.author Harlow, Siobán D.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-09T20:21:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-09T20:21:10Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/45115
dc.description.abstract The study compares neurobehavioral development in Ecuadoran children living in two communities with high potential for exposure to organophosphate (OP) and carbamate pesticides, to that of children living in a community with low potential for exposure. In Ecuador, large-scale agricultural products dominate the export industry; and the cut-flower industry which depends heavily on the use of pesticides is the country’s third most valuable export. Residence in communities with high potential for exposure to OP and carbamate pesticides was associated with poorer neurobehavioral development of the child, even after controlling for major determinants of delayed development, especially in the development of gross motor skills. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 128-133) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC, US en
dc.relation.ispartof Environmental health perspectives, v. 115, no. 1, 2007 en
dc.subject CHILD DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject ECUADOR en
dc.subject PESTICIDES en
dc.subject PUBLIC HEALTH en
dc.subject FLOWER INDUSTRY en
dc.subject ORGANOPHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION en
dc.subject ECOHEALTH en
dc.subject SUSTAINABLE AGRO-INDUSTRIES en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE en
dc.subject NEUROBEHAVIOURAL MANIFESTATIONS en
dc.title Effect of community of residence on neurobehavioral development in infants and young children in a flower-growing region of Ecuador en
dc.title.alternative Research / children's health en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 103697
idrc.project.componentnumber 103697001
idrc.project.title Environmental and Health Impacts of Floriculture in Ecuador - Phase II en
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource Open Access journal en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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