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Determination of Glyphosate in Water from a Rural Locality in México and Its Implications for the Population Based on Water Consumption and Use Habits

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Posgrado en Ciencias Ambientales, Instituto de Ciencias, Benemérita, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla 72570, Mexico
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Centro de Quìmica, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla 72570, Mexico
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Facultad de Ingeniería Agrohidráulica, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Av. Universidad s/n, Teziutlán, Puebla 73695, Mexico
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Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(19), 7102; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197102
Received: 27 July 2020 / Revised: 23 September 2020 / Accepted: 25 September 2020 / Published: 28 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Health)
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide widely used worldwide. Indeed, it is the herbicide most applied to all Mexican crops. Due to the overuse and poor disposal of the waste, this herbicide can reach the aquatic environments such as groundwater and surface water. Thus, there is a clear need to implement monitoring and surveillance programs for evaluating and controlling the exposure to this herbicide in rural populations. The goal of this study was to quantify the presence of glyphosate in different water bodies (groundwater, surface and drinking water) as well as to identify the uses and managements of water resources by rural communities to evaluate the potential human exposure to glyphosate in the Tenampulco region of the Mexican state of Puebla. Measurements were performed by a rapid and cost-effective ELISA-based method in groundwater and surface water from various sampling sites of the Tenampulco region. Glyphosate was detected in all groundwater samples to be below the maximum limit for glyphosate in water in Mexico. Nevertheless, these results indicate an exposure of glyphosate in these agricultural communities and the need to establish a monitoring program. View Full-Text
Keywords: glyphosate; human exposure; water pollution glyphosate; human exposure; water pollution
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Reynoso, E.C.; Peña, R.D.; Reyes, D.; Chavarin-Pineda, Y.; Palchetti, I.; Torres, E. Determination of Glyphosate in Water from a Rural Locality in México and Its Implications for the Population Based on Water Consumption and Use Habits. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7102. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197102

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Reynoso EC, Peña RD, Reyes D, Chavarin-Pineda Y, Palchetti I, Torres E. Determination of Glyphosate in Water from a Rural Locality in México and Its Implications for the Population Based on Water Consumption and Use Habits. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(19):7102. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197102

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Reynoso, Eduardo C., Ricardo D. Peña, Delfino Reyes, Yaselda Chavarin-Pineda, Ilaria Palchetti, and Eduardo Torres. 2020. "Determination of Glyphosate in Water from a Rural Locality in México and Its Implications for the Population Based on Water Consumption and Use Habits" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 19: 7102. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17197102

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