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Document ID (ISN)103773
CIS number 05-154
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 Work safety in the use of pesticides on citrus trees: Application with an air-assisted sprayer and preparation of the spray formulation in a 2.000-L tank
Original title Segurança no trabalho com agrotóxicos em citros: aplicação com o turbopulverizador e preparo de calda em tanque de 2.000 L [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information 2003, Vol.28, No.107/108, p.9-17. 16 ref.
Internet access 05-0154.pdf [in Portuguese]
Abstract The objective of this study was to quantify skin and inhalation exposure of workers while spraying pesticides on lemon trees using a pneumatic sprayer and during the preparation of the formulation in a 2000-litre tank. The study also aimed to determine the parts of the body most exposed and to evaluate protective measures. Results indicate that the most effective protective measures for limiting the exposure of tractor drivers and pesticide sprayers is the use of a "Real" type of cab and the wearing of "AZR" clothing: they lower the exposure by 94.9% and 88.9% respectively compared to exposures in the absence of protection. The parts of the body that were the most exposed during pesticide spraying and the preparation of the formulation were the hands.
Descriptors (primary) inhalation; skin absorption; pesticide spraying; evaluation of control measures; orchards; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; Brazil; hand; tractors; drivers cabs; spray guns
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) Exposure evaluation
Accident research