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Document ID (ISN)110207
CIS number 09-1118
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) López L., Blanco L., Aragón A., Partanen T.
Title Insecticide residues on hands: Assessment and modeling with video observations of determinants of exposure - A study among subsistence farmers in Nicaragua
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.6, No.3, p.157-164. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract This investigation quantitatively assessed hand residues of chlorpyrifos and methamidophos among 28 farmers in Nicaragua. Hand residues were estimated by standardized wipe sampling for both hands, analyzed with solvent extraction and gas chromatography. Determinants of exposure related to work practices were assessed for each subject from videotapes. Logistic regression analyses estimated the associations between hand residues, application volume, pesticide type and work practices. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Nicaragua; insecticides; agriculture; exposure evaluation; hand
Descriptors (secondary) chlorpyrifos; safety consciousness; organophosphorus compounds; solvent extraction; limitation of exposure; tamaron; job-exposure relation; sampling and analysis; statistical evaluation; gas chromatography; cinematographic methods of detection; safe working methods
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCosta Rica; Nicaragua
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Agricultural chemicals