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Document ID (ISN)22920
CIS number 75-808
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Popendorf W.J., Spear R.C.
Title Preliminary survey of factors affecting the exposure of harvesters to pesticide residues.
Bibliographic information June 1974, Vol.35, No.6, p.374-380. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Investigation into exposure of grape, orange and peach harvesters to pesticides. A diagram illustrates the various environmental, toxicological and other factors influencing exposure to and absorption of pesticide residues by agricultural workers. Work procedures are described in detail for each crop, with observations on clothing, hours of work, work rates, etc. Details of air sampling procedures used and results of airborne dust analyses (concentration and particle size) are given. The high values for airborne particulates suggest that contaminated dust is the primary vehicle for residue exposure.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; harvesting; orchards; vineyards; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) occupational health survey; dust analysis; air sampling
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Exposure evaluation
Agriculture