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Document ID (ISN)102890
CIS number 03-1765
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Grillet J.P., Adjémian A., Bernadac G., Bernon J., Brunner F., Garnier R.
Title Arsenic exposure in the wine growing industry in ten French departments
Bibliographic information Feb. 2004, Vol.77, No.2, p.130-135. 16 ref.
Abstract This study investigated exposure to arsenic from a fungicide used in French vineyards. First phase compared urinary arsenic excretion of agricultural workers after having performed the application and of a non-exposed control group. In the second phase, which included 35 subjects exposed to arsenic from ten French departments, the increase in urinary arsenic excretion after application was measured. In the first phase, urinary arsenic excretion was significantly higher in applicators than in the control group. The second phase showed a significant increase of arsenic excretion the day after the application. A closed tractor cabin provided a protective effect but efficacy of individual protective equipment could not be demonstrated.
Descriptors (primary) arsenic; determination in urine; vineyards; fungicides
Descriptors (secondary) France; urinary excretion; personal protective equipment; case-control study; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Arsenic and compounds
Inorganic substances