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Document ID (ISN)24381
CIS number 76-181
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Spear R.C.
Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.
Title Organophosphate pesticides: The residue intoxication problem.
Bibliographic information AD-AO11 854/7WP, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161, USA, Dec. 1974. 12p. Illus. 4 ref. Price: Photocopy US-$3.25/Microfiche US-$2.25.
Abstract 2 studies (of a series of 7) of parathion residue hazards to orange grove harvesters are reported. The sampling techniques included personal air samplers and patches attached externally on the clothing and to the skin; variables were foliar residues, heat stress indices, work rates, and airborne pesticide levels. Cholinesterase response was used to determine residue levels in blood. It appeared that paraoxon is the principal toxic constituant of the residue and the principal exposure is dermal.
Descriptors (primary) parathion; organophosphorus compounds; orchards; fruit picking; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; paraoxon; crop protection; heat load; skin absorption
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Esters and salts
Agriculture