Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 28 OF 35
|Main Title||Safe Use of Pesticides by Mosquito Control Workers.|
|Author||Wolfe., Homer R. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Wenatchee, Wash. Field Studies Section.|
|Stock Number||PB-277 661|
|Additional Subjects||Pesticides ; Insecticides ; Industrial hygiene ; Culicidae ; Toxicity ; Industrial medicine ; Phosphorus organic compounds ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Lethal dosage ; Rats ; Laboratory animals ; Protection ; Protective clothing ; Physiological effects ; Exposure ; Accident prevention ; Skin(Anatomy) ; Respiratory system ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Reprints ; Mosquitoes ; Occupational safety and health ; Carbamates ; Toxic substances|
Even though a few of the pesticides currently used for mosquito control are comparatively toxic, the authors research has indicated that workers are generally exposed to relatively small fractions of a toxic dose each day. These findings are consistent with the idea that pesticides can be used safely, provided recommended precautions are followed. However, excess exposure due to accident or lapses in adherence to safety precautions might be sufficient to allow poisoning to occur.