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Main Title Fluorescent tracer evaluation of protective clothing performance
Author Fenske, Richard A.
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Esposito, Carolyn.
CORP Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Environmental Health.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA 600/R-93/143; CR-814919
Stock Number PB94-100146
OCLC Number 30639516
Subjects Protective clothing--Evaluation ; Pesticides--Safety measures--Technological innovations ; Pesticide applicators (Persons)--United States--Safety measures
Additional Subjects Protective clothing ; Pesticides ; Performance evaluation ; Fluorescence ; Tracers ; Penetration ; Dosimetry ; Exposure ; Occupational safety and health ; Environmental monitoring ; Coveralls ; Ethion
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-93-143 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/27/2011
EJED  EPA-600/R-93-143 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/24/1994
EKAM  EPA/600/R-93/143 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 10/22/1999
EMBD  EPA/600/R-93/143 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/03/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-R-93-143 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB94-100146 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 51 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Chemical protective clothing (CPC) is often employed as a primary option to reduce occupational exposures during pesticide applications, but field studies evaluating CPC are limited. The study was designed to evaluate several protective garments and to determine the ability of specific CPC components to reduce worker exposure. The studies, conducted in central Florida during citrus applications of Ethion 4 Miscible, examined cotton workshirts and workpants, cotton/polyester(CP) coveralls, SMS coveralls, and Sontara coveralls. CPC performance was evaluated by fluorescent tracers and video imaging analysis and by the patch technique. Nonwoven coveralls allowed signicantly greater exposure than did tradionally woven garments primarily because of design factors. Fabric penetration occurred with high frequency for all test garments, and none can be considered chemically resistant under these field conditions; improved coverall garments would provide only a small further reduction in exposure. Faceshields would reduce the exposure approximately three times more than would improved coveralls. Exposure pathways that would probably be undetected or inaccurately quantified by the patch technique were measured by fluorescent tracers and imaging analysis. The patch technique was far more sensitive in detecting fabric penetration.
"Project officer: Carolyn Esposito, Releases Control Branch." "September 1993." "Cooperative agreement no. CR-814919." "EPA/600/R-93/143." Includes bibliographical references (p. 50-51).