Wipe sampling to assess pesticide exposures on skin: preliminary method evaluation.
Boeniger-MF; Nishioka-M; Carreon-T; Sanderson-W
Proceedings of the International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Exposures of Skin to Chemicals: Science & Policy, Arlington, VA, September 8-11, 2002. Morgantown, WV: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2002 Sep; :1-2
Skin exposures to pesticides in agriculture are considered to be the primary route of worker exposure. However, there remains a paucity of data for quantifying such exposures. In addition, the methods used to measure exposures vary and the efficiency of each method of sampling may differ, adding to the difficulties in interpreting results. A preliminary range finding and method evaluation survey was recently performed in California in preparation for a larger study to determine exposure reduction intervention effectiveness.
Skin-absorption; Skin-disorders; Skin-exposure; Skin-irritants; Agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-limits; Exposure-levels; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Analytical-methods
Proceedings of the International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Exposures of Skin to Chemicals: Science & Policy, Arlington, VA, September 8-11, 2002