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Main Title Potential Exposure of Apple Thinners to Azinphosmethyl and Comparison of Two Methods for Assessment of Hand Exposure.
Author Davis, J. E. ; Stevens, E. R. ; Staiff, D. C. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/J-83-219;
Stock Number PB84-209089
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Spraying ; Farm crops ; Environmental surveys ; Industrial medicine ; Hazardous materials ; Exposure ; Respiratory system ; Skin diseases ; Air pollution ; Toxicology ; Comparison ; Assessments ; Phosphorodithioates ; Insecticides ; Reprints ; Occupational safety and health ; Azinphosmethyl
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-209089 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
To establish the time that must be allowed to elapse before workers can safely re-enter a crop that has been sprayed with a pesticide, one must be able to estimate the hazard associated with working in the crop at any particular time after application of the pesticide. The acute hazard for such re-entry can be estimated by monitoring workers to determine the potential dermal and respiratory exposures they receive. Then, using toxicity data from laboratory animal studies, one can arrive at an estimate for the percent of an acute lethal dose of the pesticide that a worker can be expected to receive during a normal day's work (DURHAM & WOLFE 1962, DAVIS et al. 1982a). A recently postulated system also allows one to be determined whether or not it is safe for a worker to receive the observed level of exposure for an entire working season.