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Document ID (ISN)24817
CIS number 76-816
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Title Occupational exposure to pesticides - Report to the Federal Working Group on Best Management from the Task Group on Occupational Exposure to Pesticides.
Bibliographic information University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA, 1974. 155p. Illus. 176 ref.
Abstract This report covers the extent and severity of the organophosphorus residue problem in the USA, identifies areas in which information is unavailable, and recommends guidelines for research required to obtain the data. The chapters in Part A (Overview of organophosphates and farm worker health) are: organophosphorus pesticide usage, population at risk, recognised reentry related pesticide illnesses, pesticide legislation and administrative regulations, approaches to reducing organophosphorus residues, basic strategies for protecting farm workers from pesticide residues, alternative methods for establishing worker reentry periods, and worker reentry studies conducted to date. Part B (Standardised worker reentry research) includes: general methodological considerations, experimental design, and medico-ethical considerations in pesticide reentry studies. Appendices include cholinesterase-inhibiting organophosphorus pesticides, absorption of pesticides through the skin of man, removal of dislodgeable residues from citrus by washing, statistical procedures and details, and recommended methods for cholinesterase assay.
Descriptors (primary) USA; organophosphorus compounds; agriculture; crop protection; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase monitoring; medical supervision; cotton farming; report; insecticides; skin absorption; fruit picking; statistics; limitation of exposure; economic aspects; health hazards; tobacco farming; vineyards; research; legislation; toxic effects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Ethical issues
Agriculture