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Document ID (ISN)111416
CIS number 11-0124
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Colorado Soriano M., Rey-Stolle Prado L., Sanz Albert F., Abril Muños I., Sanz Albert F., Delgado Cobos P.
Title Evaluation of the risk of exposure to microbiological biopesticides
Original title Evaluación del riesgo por exposición a bioplaguicidas microbiológicos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2010, No.60, p.14-19. Illus. 11 ref.
Internet access Evaluación_del riesgo.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract The purpose of increasingly substituting chemical pesticides by biological pesticides in conjunction with other measures is to considerably reduce the risk of exposure. The appearance on the market of these new products warrants a review of the methods currently used to evaluate exposures to pesticides, given their different nature. This article describes the hazard evaluation methodology to be followed in case of work involving exposure to microbiological plant protection products in order to ensure workers' protection. It underscores the importance of information printed on the label.
Descriptors (primary) microorganisms; pesticides; labelling; hazard evaluation; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) personal protective equipment; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; medico-legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards