|Document ID (ISN)||51367|
|Convention or series no.
||Liesivuori J., Jääskelainen S.
||Exposure of greenhouse workers to pesticides
||Kasvihuonetyöntekijöiden altistuminen torjuntaaineille [in Finnish]|
||National Board of Labour Protection, Box 536, 33101 Tampere, Finland, 1984. 48p. 38 ref. Illus. Price: FIM 20.00.
||The concentration of five chemicals was measured during the spraying of pesticides in 17 greenhuses. Urine samples were taken and the pseudocholinesterase activity was measured. Both sprayers and harvesters showed typical symptoms of cholinergic effects caused by organophosphates. Interviews showed inadequacies in the training of workers and in their handling of pesticides. Recommendations to decrease exposure are given.
||Finland; flower and perfume-plant growing; pesticides
||protective clothing; report; mevinphos; dichlorvos; dimethoate; tetramethylthiuram disulfide; exposure; crop protection; personal hygiene; personal protective equipment; respirators; health hazards; benomyl
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)