A pilot study of malathion, atrazine, carbaryl and chlorpyrifos in breast milk of women in suburban and agricultural communities of central Florida

Completed Pilot Project

Project Title: A Pilot Study of Malathion, Atrazine, Carbaryl and Chlorpyrifos in the Breast Milk of Women in Suburban and Agricultural Communities of Central Florida

PI: Marie Bourgeois, PhD; Center for Environmental/Occupational Risk Analysis and Management, University of South Florida  

Relevance: This study measured metabolites of selected pesticides in the breast milk of women in rural Florida communities. The study contributed to current biomarker studies, including the NHANES study, of environmental contaminants. The analytical techniques developed for this study are useful for larger scale studies of biomarkers for pesticides in breast milk.