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Document ID (ISN)41748
CIS number 84-852
ISSN - Serial title Journal of the Japanese Association of Rural Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nishiyama K.
Title Particle size distribution of dust-type pesticides inhaled by farmers
Bibliographic information July 1982, Vol.31, No.2, p.59-63. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract The particle size distribution of a dust-type pesticide was determined in order to estimate the amount of particles which would be inhaled into the lung or deposited on the walls of the respiratory tract of farmers during spraying. The distribution curve showed a peak value in the range <2Ám, and particles <10Ám diameter accounted for 87% of the whole. Large amounts of dust of this size can be inhaled into the respiratory tract, and a considerable amount would enter the lung during dusting with powered sprayers.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; agriculture; crop protection; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) phosmet; particle deposition; lung deposition; particle size distribution
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals