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Preliminary survey of factors affecting the exposure of harvesters to pesticide residues.

Authors
Popendorf-WJ; Spear-RC
Source
Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1974 Jun; 35(6):374-380
NIOSHTIC No.
00025129
Abstract
Results are presented from a preliminary survey conducted among harvesters of grapes, oranges, and peaches for the purpose of comparing factors which might affect worker pesticide residue exposure. Factors examined include: age and sex distribution of work crews, apparel and work practices as related to foliar contact, and exposure to airborne particulates. Data are tabulated for harvest rate estimates and field dimensions, worker age and sex distribution, distribution of clothing worn by harvesters, and airborne dust analyses. The results indicate that worker exposure to pesticide residue is due principally to the dislodging of pesticide containing dust from the foliage by the worker during the harvesting of the crops.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Agricultural-chemicals; Airborne-dusts; Environmental-contaminants; Biocides; Agricultural-workers; Air-quality-measurement; Clothing
CODEN
AIHAAP
Publication Date
19740601
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-0400368-03
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0002-8894
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
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