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Document ID (ISN)38917
CIS number 83-239
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Van den Oever R., Roosels D., Lahaye D.
Title Actual hazard of methyl bromide fumigation in soil disinfection
Bibliographic information May 1982, Vol.39, No.2, p.140-144. 7 ref.
Abstract The concentration of methyl bromide in greenhouses was measured during and following soil fumigation (methyl bromide pumped into soil under plastic sheeting); gas concentrations were also measured at the time the soil was first cultivated after fumigation. Methyl bromide fumigation endangered both fumigation workers inside the greenhouse wearing self-contained respirators and workers outside the greenhouse operting the methyl-bromide vaporiser. Atmospheric concentrations during application ranged from 30 to 3000ppm and fell to 4ppm 5 days later. However, workers removing the plastic sheeting may be exposed for a few seconds to peak concentrations of 200ppm. Workers cultivating the soil 9 days aftr application may be exposed to 15ppm; 11 days after application, no methyl bromide could be detected in the air.
Descriptors (primary) methyl bromide; horticulture; fumigants
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation; fumigation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Halogenated hydrocarbons