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Main Title Exposure of Spraymen to Pesticides.
Author Wolfe, Homer R. ; Armstrong, John F. ; Staiff, Donald C. ; Comer., Stanley W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Wenatchee, Wash. Field Studies Section.
Year Published 1972
Stock Number PB-277 585
Additional Subjects Industrial hygiene ; Pesticides ; Hazardous materials ; Skin(Anatomy) ; Respiratory system ; Exposure ; Fruit crops ; Industrial medicine ; Concentration(Composition) ; Standards ; Toxicity ; Toxicology ; Dosage ; Tables(Data) ; Toxic substances ; Reprints ; Agricultural workers ; Occupational safety and health ; Environmental health ; Threshold limit values ; Maximum permissible exposure level
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-277 585 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The article presents values for potential dermal and respiratory exposure, and for total exposure in terms of fraction of toxic dose were determined for 11 different pesticides during orchard spraying with air-blast application equipment. Highest total exposure was calculated to be only 1.12% of a toxic dose per hour for workers applying the organophosphorus compound, carbophenothion, the most toxic compound in the study. There was considerable variation in exposure to a specific pesticide depending on certain factors, mainly wind. Potential dermal exposure to each compound was much greater than potential respiratory exposure. Workers were subjected to relatively small fractions of a toxic dose each day as they applied the compounds that were studied.