|Document ID (ISN)||108870|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
|Convention or series no.
||Veiga M.M., Duarte F.J.C.M., Meirelles L.A., Garrigou A., Baldi I.
||Contamination by pesticides and personal protective equipment (PPE)
||A contaminação por agrotóxicos e os equipamentos de proteção individual (EPIs) [in Portuguese]|
||July-Dec. 2007, Vol.32, No.116, p.57-68. Illus. 38 ref.
||http://www.fundacentro.gov.br/rbso/BancoAnexos/RBSO%20116%20Ensaio%20Agrotóxicos%20e%20EPIs.pdf [in Portuguese]
||This study analysed the efficiency of personal protective equipment (PPE) used when mixing and spraying pesticides in Brazilian and French farming. Analysis was based on two case studies: the first concerning a tomato crop located in a small rural community in the Southeast of Brazil; the second, a vineyard in France. The findings showed that PPEs used in both cases did not offer proper protection against pesticides, and sometimes even turned into a source of contamination. The study concludes that PPE by themselves cannot eliminate or neutralize unhealthy conditions related to pesticide use, as law demands. It also shows that PPEs have not always been properly designed, selected, used, maintained, stored and disposed.
||Brazil; France; pesticide spraying; personal protective equipment; agriculture; pesticides
||safety consciousness; legal aspects; safe working methods; contamination; selection of equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil; France|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)