||Potential Exposure to Diazinon during Yard Applications.
Davis, J. E. ;
Stevens, E. R. ;
Staiff, D. C. ;
Butler, L. C. ;
||Health Effects Research Lab., Wenatchee, WA. Wenatchee Pesticides Research Branch.
Nitrogen heterocyclic compounds ;
Lethal dosage ;
Protective clothing ;
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Applicators applying diazinon to yards were monitored to determine potential exposures received while using this commonly available pesticide around the home. Diazinon was applied to lawns and shrubs using compressed air or hose-end sprayers. Even with minimal clothing, the largest mean exposure received during any of the applications was estimated to be less than 0.2% of a lethal dose per hour. Exposure to the hands accounted for 85% or more of the total exposure, so simply protecting the hands would have essentially eliminated exposure.