This study would compare those using conventional tampons to those using organic tampons or external menstrual products only and look at length of menstruation (number of days), pesticide metabolites, and pregnancy outcomes.
Pesticides are commonly used inside and outside the home. Evidence from studies of farmers suggests that some pesticides are likely carcinogenic, but the impact of lower levels of exposure is less clear. By collecting information on pesticide exposure through surveys and analysis of carpet dust, we could evaluate the risk of cancer associated with low levels of pesticide exposure. Given their widespread use, even a small... more »
Existing studies on a small scale have linked some pesticide exposure to neurologic outcomes. To investigate this on a national scale we propose collection of occupational history on all participants. Of those who worked or lived on a farm for more than one year we would follow up with a detailed questionnaire on exposures, such as pesticides and detailed use of personal protective equipment. Follow up on a control... more »