To improve people and worker health through the study and prevent environmental and occupational risk factors.
Activities involve three main areas in environmental and occupational health: the human exposure and risk assessment, the epidemiology of work-related health effects in a broad range of work groups, and interventions to improve overall health in working populations. Students and researchers from several professions and collaborated universities participate in our laboratory, including government and non government organizations.
General Description of Student and Researcher Activities:
Students and researchers work will use quantitative and qualitative methods to assess work and identify risk factors for adverse health effects. A key component of our studies is the quantification of chemical exposures and hazards related to common work tasks such as in agro-chemicals. Students will perform activities at study sites and in the laboratory environment. Students and researcher will be actively involved in collecting study data in field studies and will analyze in our laboratory by common and sophisticated equipments such as gas chromatography (GC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), etc. We are expected to produce a quantified study and research that can be published in peer-reviewed literature, and have the opportunity to present their research findings at national and international meetings.
Examples of Projects:
- Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure in School-Aged Children Living in Rice and Aquaculture Farming Regions of Thailand.
- Organophosphate pesticides exposure and diethyl DAP urinary metabolites among chili farmers in Northeast Thailand
- Household pesticide use in agricultural community, Northeastern Thailand.
- Contamination and footprints of organophosphate pesticide in rice-growing farmers’ bodies: A case study in Nakhon Nayok Province, Central Thailand.
- Health risk assessment related to dermal exposure of chlorpyrifos: A case study of rice growing farmers in Nakhon Nayok Province, Central Thailand
- Pyrethroid insecticide exposure in children living in rice and aquaculture farming regions of Thailand
- An association between organophosphate pesticide exposure and Parkinsonism amongst people in an agricultural area in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand.
- Health Risk Assessments of Microenvironment Exposures and Urinary Biomarkers of Indoor-Office Workers.
- Adaptation of a neurobehavioral test battery for Thai children
- A study of a participatory ergonomics intervention to reduce musculoskeletal problems in farm workers.
- Other studies of workplace and farm worker intervention effectiveness.