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Document ID (ISN)55027
CIS number 90-1982
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bigot-Desjeux F.
Title Evaluation and prevention of occupational hazards due to the spraying of pesticides on railway property
Original title Evaluation et prévention des risques professionnels de l'épandage d'herbicides en milieu ferroviaire [in French]
Bibliographic information Université René Descartes, Faculté de médecine Cochin Port-Royal, 75005 Paris, France, 1988. 126p. 101 ref.
Abstract The use of new herbicides and weed-control techniques by railways has entailed an improvement of working conditions and a reduction in the risk of contamination. An analysis of working conditions aboard a regional weed control train is followed by an evaluation of the medical surveillance of exposed workers by means of a questionnaire addressed to their physicians. The animal and human toxicity of the agents used (aminotriazole, atrazine, synthetic growth regulators) is reviewed, as is the regulation of herbicide use. A protocol for clinical and biological monitoring of exposed workers is proposed, as part of intensified safety and health measures to prevent possible long-term effects.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; rail transport; track operations
Descriptors (secondary) France; atrazine; medical supervision; permanent ways; thesis; aminotriazole
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Rail transportation
Agricultural chemicals