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Industrial hygiene report of mechanical cotton picker operator exposure to DEF at Schletz Brothers, Firebaugh, California.

Authors
Cox C
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 80-15, 1980 Sep; :1-8
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00102920
Abstract
An industrial hygiene survey was conducted on November 14 and 15, 1978, to study mechanical cotton picker operators exposure to s,s,s- tributylphosphorotrithioate (78488) (DEF) at Schletz Brother (SIC- ranged from 15.0 to 232.5 nanograms per cubic meter; the dermal samples ranged from 0.32 to 1.02 milligrams per 8 hours. The author notes that these values were obtained during abnormal weather conditions, and suggests that during normal weather conditions, exposure concentrations could be elevated by one or two order of magnitude. Additional respiratory and dermal sampling should be conducted during normal weather conditions.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Region-9; Cotton-harvesting; Air-contamination; Air-sampling; Workplace-studies; Agricultural-workers; Climatic-factors; Body-temperature; Analytical-methods
CAS No.
78-48-8
Publication Date
19800904
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-168445
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
IWS-80-15
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CA; OH
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