||Protection of Individuals Who Mix or Apply Pesticides in the Field.
Wolfe., Homer R.;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Wenatchee, Wash. Field Studies Section.
Atmosphere contamination control;
Occupational safety and health;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||Workers who mix or apply pesticides in the field are often exposed to relatively high levels of such compounds. Illnesses do occur as a result of overexposure, however, most are a result of carelessness or accident. Experience has shown that if the various routes of entry of pesticides into the body are protected, even the more toxic compounds can be used safely. There are four routes of entry: (1) dermal, (2) respiratory, (3) oral, and (4) through cuts or abrasions in the skin. Protection of these routes prevents exposure and prevention of exposure is good insurance against poisoning.
||Pub. in Proceedings of the National Conference on Protective Clothing and Safety Equipment for Pesticide Workers, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1-2, 1972, p35-39.
||Included in the report, Journal Articles on Worker Safety, PB-277 650.
||Reprint: Protection of Individuals Who Mix or Apply Pesticides in the Field,
|PUB Date Free Form
||6J; 6T; 57U; 57Y; 94D; 68G; 68E
||(Order as PB-277 650, MF A01)