Short Description: 

Passive Sampling Devices Enables Training Opportunities and Characterization of Bioavailable Pesticides Mixtures in Agricultural Systems along the Niger and Senegal Rivers of Africa

The project presented here has two major elements and as a result, the objectives are twofold. The objectives of the environmental assessment component of this project are to demonstrate the utility of PSDs for broad scale assessment of bioavailable contaminants and to characterize the contaminants in agricultural systems of two major West African rivers to support future human and ecological health risk assessment, Figure 1. The objectives related to building scientific and technical capacity in African laboratories are: 1) to provide the foundation necessary for properly conducting integrated environmental monitoring, chemical analysis, and human and ecological health risk assessment; 2) to contribute to building and strengthening in-country capacities to enable local, national, and regional environmental monitoring that would generate the high quality data necessary for setting protective standards for human and environmental health; and 3) to contribute to the development of a robust model for sustainable agricultural production.


Awards

TeamTox Travel Award, 2015, SETAC North America

Journal Articles

Anderson, KA, Seck, D, Hobbie, KA, Traore, ANdiaye, McCartney, MA, Ndaye, A, Forsberg, ND, Haigh, TA, Sower, GJ,Passive sampling devices enable capacity building and characterization of bioavailable pesticide along the Niger, Senegal and Bani Rivers of Africa., Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 2014, 369(1639), 20130110

Platform/Presentations

Sower, GJ, Hillwalker, WE, Quarles, L, Jenkins, JJ,Strategies and Challenges of Capacity Building and Technology Transfer for Environmental Monitoring in the United States and Western Africa, 2010, SETAC North America 31st Annual Conference

Quarles, L, Sarr, M, Hillwalker, WE, Sower, GJ, Anderson, KA,Mitigating or Eliminating Pesticide Risks in Surface Waters in the Pacific Northwest and West Africa with Targeted Research, Extension, and Education Programs, 2009, (Invited Speaker) The Use and Value of Environmental Monitoring in the Assessment and Analysis of Risks, Semi-Annual International IPM Symposium, Transcending Boundaries, Portland OR

Posters

Scott, R, Donald, CE, Bergmann, AJ, Anderson, KA,Rapid GC-ECD method for quantitative analysis of 63 pesticides optimized for use with silicone wristbands and low density polyethylene., 2015, SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah

Donald, CE, Scott, R, Blaustein, K, Halbleib, M, Sarr, M, Jepson, PC, Anderson, KA,Silicone wristbands detect an individual's pesticide exposures in Africa, 2015, SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah

Anderson, KA, Seck, D, Hobbie, KA, Traore, A, McCartney, MA, Ndaye, A, Forsberg, ND, Haigh, T, Sower, GJ,Passive Sampling Devices Enable Capacity Building and Characterization of Bioavailable Mixtures along the Niger, Senegal and Bani Rivers of Africa, 2014, Society of Toxicology 53rd Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ

Hobbie, KA, McCartney, MA, Haigh, T, Wilson, GR, Ndieye, A, Seck, D, Anderson, KA,Passive sampling devices (PSDs) and GC-MS screening tools to assess a suite of over 1,000 contaminants in agricultural areas in Western Africa, 2012, SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting

Hillwalker, WE, Sower, GJ, Ackerman, A, Quarles, L, Jenkins, JJ, Fall, N, Ndieye, A, Sarr, M, Anderson, KA,Overcoming the Technical Challenges of an International Human and Eological Health Risk Project in Western Africa. Part 2: Integrating Quality Assurance and Trace Pesticide Analysis Between Laboratories, 2008, The Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. North America Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, USA

Sower, GJ, Ackerman, A, Hillwalker, WE, Quarles, L, Sarr, M, Toure, C, Anderson, KA,Overcoming the technical challenges of an international human and ecological health risk project in Western Africa, 2007, The Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. North America Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, USA