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Document ID (ISN)111317
CIS number 10-0844
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Coronado G.D., Griffith W.C., Vigoren E.M., Faustman E.M., Thompson B.
Title Where's the dust? Characterizing locations of azinphos-methyl residues in house and vehicle dust among farmworkers with young children
Bibliographic information Dec. 2010, Vol.7, p.663-671. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract Using data from a community randomized trial to evaluate the take-home pathway of pesticide exposure, this study examined the association between floor surface types and rooms in which dust samples were collected. It also examined the dust concentrations in vehicles used for commuting to and from work. Dust samples were collected from 203 and 179 households and vehicles, respectively. All households had at least one child aged two to six. Thick and thin carpets had a significantly greater dust mass than smooth floor surfaces (6.0g/m2 for thick carpets, 7.8g/m2 for thin carpets, and 1.5g/m2 for smooth surfaces). Of the 179 vehicle samples, 113 were from cars, 34 from trucks, and 32 from other vehicles. Vehicles with no mats had a significantly higher mass of dust (21.3g) than those with hard mats (9.3g) but did not differ from vehicles with plush mats (12.0 g). Quantities of azinphos-methyl per gram of dust ranged between 270 and 540ng. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) guthion; exposure evaluation; children; agriculture
Descriptors (secondary) sampling and analysis; dust analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals