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Main Title Pesticide spray penetration and thermal comfort of protective apparel for pesticide applicators /
Author DeJonge, J. O. ; Easter, E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Easter, E.
CORP Author Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. ;Kentucky Univ., Lexington.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protectio Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/2-90/023
Stock Number PB90-226820
Subjects Protective clothing. ; Pesticide applicators (Persons)
Additional Subjects Protective clothing ; Pesticides ; Spraying ; Materials testing ; Skin(Anatomy) ; Permeability ; Fabrics ; Performance evaluation ; Quality assurance ; Occupational safety and health ; Man environment interactions ; Thermal testing
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-226820 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 158 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
The use of protective apparel to serve as a barrier from dermal exposure is considered vital for providing some measure of protection for those who work with and around pesticides. The research is aimed at ultimately providing recommendations for types of protective apparel for pesticide application for dermal exposure protection and thermal comfort. A laboratory spray system was developed and validated that delivers a controlled amount of pesticide solution to fabric samples for pesticide penetration evaluation. Woven fabrics of varying thickness and weight were evaluated. When thickness remained the same, pesticide spray penetration could be attributed to weight. As fabric weight increased, pesticide penetration decreased. Wearing clothing with fabric weight below 250 g/sq m (7.37 oz/sq yd) is not recommended. Laboratory evaluation of nonwoven fabrics found alternatives to the most commonly used nonwoven fabric (Tyvek), all providing equally good protection. A screening of fabrics for thermal comfort determined that plain weave, light weight, woven fabrics were the most comfortable. Of the nonwoven fabrics evaluated, the combination of polyester and wood pulp showed the best promise as comfortable protective apparel.
"EPA/600/2-90/023." "June 1990." "Report for 1 October 1985 - January 31, 1989." Microfiche.