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Main Title Protection of Individuals Who Mix or Apply Pesticides in the Field.
Author Wolfe., Homer R. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Wenatchee, Wash. Field Studies Section.
Year Published 1972
Stock Number PB-277 655
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Industrial hygiene ; Recommendations ; Exposure ; Protection ; Safety engineering ; Atmosphere contamination control ; Accident prevention ; Personnel ; Ingestion(Physiology) ; Respiration ; Respiratory system ; Protective clothing ; Skin(Anatomy) ; Industrial medicine ; Toxicology ; Reprints ; Occupational safety and health ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-277 655 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 5p
Workers who mix or apply pesticides in the field are often exposed to relatively high levels of such compounds. Illnesses do occur as a result of overexposure, however, most are a result of carelessness or accident. Experience has shown that if the various routes of entry of pesticides into the body are protected, even the more toxic compounds can be used safely. There are four routes of entry: (1) dermal, (2) respiratory, (3) oral, and (4) through cuts or abrasions in the skin. Protection of these routes prevents exposure and prevention of exposure is good insurance against poisoning.