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Document ID (ISN)103770
CIS number 05-153
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) de Oliveira M.L., Machado Neto J.G
Title Occupational safety during pesticide spraying of citrus fruits using hand gun sprayers
Original title Segurança no trabalho de aplicação de agrotóxicos com o pulverizador de pistolas em citros [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information 2003, Vol.28, No.105/106, p.83-90. 18 ref.
Internet access 05-0153.pdf [in Portuguese]
Abstract The objectives of this study were to quantify the skin and inhalation exposure of workers during the spraying of pesticides on lemon trees using a hand gun sprayer, to evaluate protective measures and to determine the parts of the body that are the most exposed. Both types of personal protective suits tested were found to be effective for limiting the inhalation and skin exposure of the sprayer and the tractor driver, with the "AZR" suit giving the best results (efficiency of 93.1% for the sprayer and 77.8% for the tractor driver compared to exposures without protection). For the sprayer, the most exposed parts of the body were the hands and feet, while for the tractor driver, they were the hands, thighs, legs and feet.
Descriptors (primary) inhalation; skin absorption; pesticide spraying; evaluation of control measures; orchards; spray guns
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; Brazil; exposure evaluation; tractors; drivers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Accident research
Surface treatment
Agriculture