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Document ID (ISN)54094
CIS number 90-1291
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lengerich S.K., Burroughs F.G.
Title Near real-time monitoring of potential dermal exposure during backpack herbicide spraying
Bibliographic information Oct. 1989, Vol.50, No.10, p.516-519. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Spraying was performed under typical field research conditions and monitoring was accomplished using water-sensitive strips attached to the applicator on 6 regions of the body. 24 trials were monitored with distances sprayed varying from 30 to 90m. The rate of spray exposure was assumed constant. Significant exposure was observed on the lower half of the body, while amounts collected on the upper half were minimal. Effects of wind speed and orientation were negligible, as tested, although the height of the boom above the ground had a significant impact on exposure levels. The study investigated only potential dermal exposure and not actual exposure and absorption. The water-sensitive paper strips proved to be an inexpensive and reliable monitoring tool. It was concluded that backpack pesticide spraying can be a safe procedure for an applicator wearing appropriate protective clothing.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; exposure evaluation; crop protection
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; skin absorption; developing countries; agriculture; field tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Exposure evaluation