|Document ID (ISN)||54094|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Lengerich S.K., Burroughs F.G.
||Near real-time monitoring of potential dermal exposure during backpack herbicide spraying
||Oct. 1989, Vol.50, No.10, p.516-519. Illus. 9 ref.
||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.
||herbicides; exposure evaluation; crop protection
||protective clothing; skin absorption; developing countries; agriculture; field tests
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)