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Document ID (ISN)109035
CIS number 09-122
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nicol A.M., Kennedy S.M.
Title Assessment of pesticide exposure control practices among men and women on fruit-growing farms in British Columbia
Bibliographic information Apr. 2008, Vol.5, No.4, p.217-226. 42 ref.
Abstract Exposure to pesticides can be reduced by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) or by implementing alternative pest control techniques, such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). A cross-sectional telephone survey was conducted to explore the prevalence of these practices among a total of 380 men and women involved in fruit growing in British Columbia, Canada. Among the 119 workers who applied pesticides, 63% indicated that they usually wore PPE during application. Individual equipment use varied. Gloves were worn most frequently (84%), followed by a spray suit (77%) and breathing protection (75%). Implications of these and other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) British Columbia; pesticides; orchards; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; protective gloves; protective clothing; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey; respirators; Canada
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Agricultural chemicals