|Document ID (ISN)||109035|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Nicol A.M., Kennedy S.M.
||Assessment of pesticide exposure control practices among men and women on fruit-growing farms in British Columbia
||Apr. 2008, Vol.5, No.4, p.217-226. 42 ref.
||09-0122.pdf [in English]
||Exposure to pesticides can be reduced by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) or by implementing alternative pest control techniques, such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). A cross-sectional telephone survey was conducted to explore the prevalence of these practices among a total of 380 men and women involved in fruit growing in British Columbia, Canada. Among the 119 workers who applied pesticides, 63% indicated that they usually wore PPE during application. Individual equipment use varied. Gloves were worn most frequently (84%), followed by a spray suit (77%) and breathing protection (75%). Implications of these and other findings are discussed.
||British Columbia; pesticides; orchards; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; limitation of exposure
||race-linked differences; protective gloves; protective clothing; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey; respirators; Canada
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)