|Document ID (ISN)||103770|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
|Convention or series no.
||de Oliveira M.L., Machado Neto J.G
||Occupational safety during pesticide spraying of citrus fruits using hand gun sprayers
||Segurança no trabalho de aplicação de agrotóxicos com o pulverizador de pistolas em citros [in Portuguese]|
||2003, Vol.28, No.105/106, p.83-90. 18 ref.
||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.
||inhalation; skin absorption; pesticide spraying; evaluation of control measures; orchards; spray guns
||protective clothing; Brazil; exposure evaluation; tractors; drivers
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)