|Document ID (ISN)||108998|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Salvatore A.L., Bradman A., Castorina R., Camacho J., Lˇpez J., B. Barr D.B., Snyder J., Jewell N.P., Eskenazi B.
||Occupational behaviors and farmworkers' pesticide exposure: Findings from a study in Monterey County, California
||Oct. 2008, Vol.51, No.10, p.782-794. Illus. 57 ref.
||The relationship between self-reported behaviours and agricultural pesticide exposures were assessed in 73 strawberry fieldworkers employed in Monterey County, California. Organophosphorus (OP) pesticide exposure was measured using dimethyl alkylphosphate (DMAP) and malathion dicarboxylic acid (MDA) urinary metabolite levels. Wearing recommended clothing, wearing clean work clothes, hand washing with soap and wearing gloves were associated with decreases in DMAP and MDA levels. Despite these protective behaviours, however, participants had significantly higher levels of exposure as compared with a national reference sample. Further efforts are needed to reduce the exposure disparities experienced by farmworkers and decrease the potential for ``take home'' exposures to farmworkers' families.
||safety consciousness; California; agriculture; pesticides; limitation of exposure; organophosphorus compounds
||USA; metabolic process; personal hygiene; urinary metabolites; disobeying safety instructions; safe working methods; exposure tests; determination in urine; personal protective equipment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Safety culture and safety consciousness