|Abstract||Carbamate pesticides are aryl-ester substituents of carbamic acid. N-monomethyl carbamates known as well as N- methylcarbamates, are the majority of carbamates used especially for their insecticidal activity. The interest on carbamates was renewed in middle ‘50s when the international research focused on substances having a selective anticholinesterase activity combined with less mammalian toxicity, in order to replace some of the very toxic organophosphorus esters being used at the time. Carbofuran is the major representative of the fifteen active compounds of N-methylcarbamates. Carbofuran is the major metabolite of Carbosulfan and a very important active substance on its own. It is used mainly in crops, rice and potatoes agriculture. Its use combines both direct spraying of the plant at the growing stage and direct exposure in form of carbamates’ mixtures on the stored harvest . The purpose of this project was to develop and validate both gas and liquid chromatography methods using mass spectrometric and diode array detection, respectively, for the biological monitoring of exposure to Carbofuran in volunteered farmworkers. This study aimed to fulfill one of the most important gaps in literature in terms of effective and validated methods in biological fluids of a given pesticide formulation and its metabolites. This will assist the evaluation of an individual’s risk assessment in developing health problems from possible exposure to pesticides [2,3].|
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