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Document ID (ISN)110417
CIS number 09-1321
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jurewicz J., Hanke W., Sobala W., Ligocka D.
Title Assessment of the dermal exposure to azoxystrobin among women tending cucumbers in selected Polish greenhouses after restricted entry intervals expired -The role of the protective gloves
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2009, Vol.22, No.3, p.261-267. 17 ref.
Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the level of skin contamination by azoxystrobin among women tending cucumbers in a greenhouse in Poland after the expiry of restricted entry following the spraying of this fungicide. Exposure samples were assessed on the day after spraying of azoxystrobin and six days later. Dermal exposure was measured by using patches on the outside of clothing and cotton gloves worn under the regular protective gloves. It was found that women not directly engaged in the process of spraying nonetheless experienced a dermal exposure to azoxystrobin. Protective gloves constituted a source of secondary exposure rather than protecting employees' hands. More efficient protective gloves are needed.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; azoxystrobin; vegetables; horticulture; work in confined spaces; skin; women; fungicides
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; personal sampling; mass spectrometry; pesticide spraying; exposure evaluation; sampling and analysis; chromatography; restricted areas
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Agricultural chemicals