IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Lambda-cyhalothrin as a preferred agricultural insectide: investigation of biomarker toxicokinetics for monitoring worker exposure


Lambda-cyhalothrin is a synthetic pyrethroid pesticide increasingly used in Québec to control pest insects in market gardening. However, there are few data on the biological behaviour of this molecule in humans. Given the extensive use of this pesticide, it is imperative to develop tools to accurately evaluate the exposure of workers who come into contact with it during application or who work in treated areas.

The purpose of this study is to acquire knowledge for purposes of assessing the magnitude of exposure and risks related to the use of pesticides in agricultural.