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HHE Report No. HETA-83-341-1557, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department Of The Interior, Denver, Colorado.

Authors
Moseley-CL; Anderson-K
Source
NIOSH 1985 Jan:22 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00150613
Abstract
Breathing zone samples were analyzed for the pesticides 2,4-D (94757), Banvel (1918009), Buctril (1689845), and Roundup (38641940) at field stations of the Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) (SIC-9511), US Department of the Interior at Fresno, Tracy, and Red Bluff, California and Bismarck, North Dakota in August, 1983 and June, 1984. The survey was requested by the Bureau to evaluate its pesticide application program. Work practices were observed during mixing, spraying, and cleanup operations. Pesticide concentrations in micrograms per cubic meter (microg/m3) were: 2,4-D, 1.8 to 2.6; Banvel, 1.2 to 1.4; Buctril, less than 2; and Roundup, less than 28. Only 2,4-D has a published standard, 10,000microg/m3 (OSHA). Observation of work practices indicated that Bureau employees had a good understanding of the hazards associated with pesticides. The authors note that the low concentrations of active ingredients (on the order of 0.5 to 3 percent) in the pesticide formulations contributed to the low airborne concentrations measured. They conclude that in the event of an accident or spraying under windy conditions, Bureau employees would have a slight increased risk of exposure. Recommendations include employee education, using protective clothing during mixing, and implementing programs of exposure recordkeeping.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Environmental-control; Region-8; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Air-contamination; Protective-measures; Safety-practices; HETA-83-341-1557;
CAS No.
94-75-7; 1918-00-9; 1689-84-5; 38641-94-0;
Publication Date
19850101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1985
NTIS Accession No.
PB86-105350
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HETA-83-341-1557
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
9511;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-83-341-1557, 22 pages, 20 references
State
CA; ND; OH;
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