|Document ID (ISN)||109738|
|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., 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 objective of this study was to assess the safety consciousness of farmworkers with respect to pesticide exposure. Behaviours of 73 strawberry fieldworkers employed in Monterey County, California, were assessed via self-reports. Organophosphorus (OP) exposure was evaluated using dimethyl alkylphosphate (DMAP) and malathion dicarboxylic acid (MDA) urinary metabolite levels. Wearing recommended protective clothing, wearing clean work clothes, and the combination of hand washing with soap and wearing gloves were associated with decreases in DMAP and MDA metabolite levels. However, despite these precautions, participants still had significantly higher levels of exposure as compared with a national reference sample. Implications of these findings are discussed.
||safety consciousness; California; agriculture; pesticides; limitation of exposure; organophosphorus compounds
||USA; metabolic process; personal hygiene; exposure evaluation; disobeying safety instructions; urinary metabolites; personal protective equipment; safe working methods; determination in urine; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Safety culture and safety consciousness