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Document ID (ISN)108870
CIS number 08-1384
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Veiga M.M., Duarte F.J.C.M., Meirelles L.A., Garrigou A., Baldi I.
Title Contamination by pesticides and personal protective equipment (PPE)
Original title A contaminação por agrotóxicos e os equipamentos de proteção individual (EPIs) [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information July-Dec. 2007, Vol.32, No.116, p.57-68. Illus. 38 ref.
Internet access http://www.fundacentro.gov.br/rbso/BancoAnexos/RBSO%20116%20Ensaio%20Agrotóxicos%20e%20EPIs.pdf [in Portuguese]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; France; pesticide spraying; personal protective equipment; agriculture; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; legal aspects; safe working methods; contamination; selection of equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil; France
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals