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Document ID (ISN)105171
CIS number 06-658
ISSN - Serial title 0465-5893 - Medycyna pracy
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gawora-Ziˇłek M., Jurewicz J., Hanke W.
Title Exposure to pesticides among pregnant women working in agriculture
Original title Ekspozycja na pestycydy kobiet w ciąży pracujących w rolnictwie [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.56, No.3, p.197-204. 22 ref.
Abstract A survey of potential pesticide exposure was carried out among pregnant women working in agriculture. The women provided information about their work in the field, pesticide spraying, preparation of spraying equipment and pesticide mixtures and washing of clothes after spraying. The survey revealed potential hazards to the women resulting from their exposure to pesticides both at work and at home. Results indicate the need to estimate actual exposure using biological monitoring.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; exposure evaluation; pesticide spraying; agriculture; expectant mothers
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; survey; Poland
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Agricultural chemicals