||Exposure of Spray Applicators and Mixer-Loaders to Chlorobenzilate Miticide in Florida Citrus Groves.
Nigg, H. N. ;
Stamper, J. H. ;
||Agricultural Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL. ;Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations, Gainsville.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Industrial hygiene ;
Agricultural machinery ;
Citrus trees ;
Protective clothing ;
Air pollution ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Toxic substances ;
Occupational safety and health ;
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Exposure of applicators and mixerloads to chlorobenzilate in Florida citrus groves was monitored on each person with dermal cellulose pads attached at 12 locations on the body and with personal air monitors worn by each subject. Urine samples were analyzed for the presence of chlorobenzilate metabolites. Applicators received about four times the dermal exposure of mixer-loaders but did not have significantly higher urinary metabolite levels. Respiratory exposure was uniformly low. Disposable coveralls reduced urinary metabolite excretion rates 24%. Disposable coveralls and hand protection covering the wrist afforded practical protection. (Copyright (c) 1983 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.)