||Exposure of Spraymen to Pesticides.
Wolfe, Homer R. ;
Armstrong, John F. ;
Staiff, Donald C. ;
Comer., Stanley W. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Wenatchee, Wash. Field Studies Section.
Industrial hygiene ;
Hazardous materials ;
Respiratory system ;
Fruit crops ;
Industrial medicine ;
Toxic substances ;
Agricultural workers ;
Occupational safety and health ;
Environmental health ;
Threshold limit values ;
Maximum permissible exposure level
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||The article presents values for potential dermal and respiratory exposure, and for total exposure in terms of fraction of toxic dose were determined for 11 different pesticides during orchard spraying with air-blast application equipment. Highest total exposure was calculated to be only 1.12% of a toxic dose per hour for workers applying the organophosphorus compound, carbophenothion, the most toxic compound in the study. There was considerable variation in exposure to a specific pesticide depending on certain factors, mainly wind. Potential dermal exposure to each compound was much greater than potential respiratory exposure. Workers were subjected to relatively small fractions of a toxic dose each day as they applied the compounds that were studied.
||Pub. in Archives of Environmental Health, v25 p25-31, Jul 72.
||Included in the report, Journal Articles on Worker Exposure. Group 3, PB-277 584.
||Reprint: Exposure of Spraymen to Pesticides,
|PUB Date Free Form
||21 Feb 72
||6T; 6J; 57Y; 57U; 94D; 68G; 68E
||(Order as PB-277 584, MF A01)