Lucia Molina Lagos, M.D.

Lucia Molina, a medical doctor by training, is currently the Director of the Chile’s Institute of Public Health’s Occupational Medicine sub-department. She was awarded the Irving J. Selikoff Scholarship in 1997 to conduct an evaluation of occupational exposure to methyl bromide in Chile. She worked with Steven Markowitz, MD. Dr. Molina’s research interests include occupational toxicology, the development and the application of biological markers for occupational chemical agents in Chile.

Institutional Affiliation

Occupational Medicine, Institute of Public Health of Chile

Mailing address

Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile
Marathon 1000
Ñ uñoa

E-mail address and

Irving J. Selikoff Scholarship Project

Evaluation of occupational exposure to methyl bromide in Chile

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the conditions of use of Methyl Bromide in agricultural and warehouse workers from the perspective of justifying this chemical’s use within the framework of the agreements subscribed to by Chile (the Protocol of Montreal, 1992). It was determined that urine bromide levels, calculated via by gas chromatography, could be used as a predictor in the evaluation of methyl bromide occupational exposure if we determine pre-exposure values as personal basal reference values.

Partial Bibliography

Diagnóstico de la situación de exposición laboral al Pentaclorofenol y actualización del indicador de exposición urinario; Años 1999-2000. Trabajo presentado en el segundo taller técnico sobre efectos toxicológicos de sustancias PTS de la región, proyecto UNEP/GEF, Lima, abril/2002.

Desarrollo de la técnica de Ellman para valorar exposición a plaguicidas depresores de actividad colinesterásica. Años 2000-2001.

Desarrollo de un indicador de exposición al 2,4,6 – Tribromofenol. Años 2001-2002; Trabajo presentado en modalidad poster en el 16 avo Congreso de Epidemiología en Salud Ocupacional, EPICOH, Barcelona, Septiembre, 2002.