|Document ID (ISN)||111317|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Coronado G.D., Griffith W.C., Vigoren E.M., Faustman E.M., Thompson B.
||Where's the dust? Characterizing locations of azinphos-methyl residues in house and vehicle dust among farmworkers with young children
||Dec. 2010, Vol.7, p.663-671. Illus. 33 ref.
||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.
||guthion; exposure evaluation; children; agriculture
||sampling and analysis; dust analysis
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)