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Main Title Worker Exposure to Paraquat and Diquat.
Author Wojeck, G. A. ; Price, J. F. ; Nigg, H. N. ; Stamper, J. H. ;
CORP Author Agricultural Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL. ;Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Gainesville.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-806474; EPA-600/J-83-028;
Stock Number PB83-236893
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Industrial medicine ; Pesticides ; Farm crops ; Exposure ; Toxicity ; Inspection ; Hazardous materials ; Protective clothing ; Citrus fruits ; Tomatoes ; Urine ; Reprints ; Paraquat herbicide ; Toxic substances ; Occupational safety and health ; Diquat
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-236893 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Exposure of workers applying paraquat to fields of tomatoes and citrus, and diquat to waterways containing water hyacinths and hydrilla, was monitored with dermal alpha cellulose pads attached at each of ten body locations and with personal air monitors. Estimated total body exposure for tomato applicators was apparently influenced by tractor type. Diquat applicators received minimal exposure. Urine samples collected periodically for all workers were, with one exception, without detectable pesticide contamination. Use of disposable coveralls and regularly washed impermeable gloves should effectively reduce exposure.