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dc.contributor.authorAbdeen, Ziad
dc.contributor.authorBerman, Tamar
dc.contributor.authorAzmi, Kifaya
dc.contributor.authorAbu Seir, Rania
dc.contributor.authorAgha, Hazem
dc.contributor.authorEin-Mor, Eliana
dc.contributor.authorGöen, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorStein, Yael
dc.contributor.authorRichter, Elihu
dc.contributor.authorCalderon- Margalit, Ronit
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-16T08:16:58Z
dc.date.available2018-09-16T08:16:58Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-17
dc.identifier.citationZiad Abdeen, Tamar Berman, Kifaya Azmi, Rania Abu Seir, Hazem Agha, Eliana Ein-Mor, Thomas Göen, Yael Stein, Elihu Richter & Ronit Calderon-Margalit (2015): Urinary organophosphate metabolite levels in Palestinian pregnant women: results of the Middle East Regional Cooperation Project, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2015.1109067en_US
dc.identifier.issn1369-1619
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/918
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study was to measure urinary organophosphate (OP) metabolites in Palestinian pregnant women, and to compare levels with those in pregnant women in Jerusalem and women from the general population in Israel. We measured six dialkyl phosphates in urine samples collected from 148 pregnant women from the West Bank area. Median total dimethyl phosphate (DMtotal) levels were significantly lower in Palestinian women compared to Jerusalem pregnant women and women in Israel (p = 0.041). In Palestinian women reporting that their place of residence was near an agricultural field, DMtotal levels were significantly higher (p = 0.037). Lower urinary excretion of dimethyl phosphate pesticide metabolites in Palestinian women compared to Israeli women may result from lower consumption of fruits and vegetables in the Palestinian population. Our findings highlight differences in OP pesticide exposure in populations with close geographical proximity but with differences in culture, diet, lifestyle, and regulatory oversight of pesticides.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the United States Agency for International Development [grant number M27-028] and by the Environment and Health Fund in Jerusalem, Israel [grant number RGA 1101].en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.subjectorganophosphatesen_US
dc.subjectpesticidesen_US
dc.subjectmaternalen_US
dc.subjectpregnanten_US
dc.subjectbiomonitoringen_US
dc.subjectexposureen_US
dc.titleUrinary organophosphate metabolite levels in Palestinian pregnant women: results of the Middle East Regional Cooperation Projecten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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