|Document ID (ISN)||55027|
|Convention or series no.
||Evaluation and prevention of occupational hazards due to the spraying of pesticides on railway property
||Evaluation et prévention des risques professionnels de l'épandage d'herbicides en milieu ferroviaire [in French]|
||Université René Descartes, Faculté de médecine Cochin Port-Royal, 75005 Paris, France, 1988. 126p. 101 ref.
||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.
||herbicides; rail transport; track operations
||France; atrazine; medical supervision; permanent ways; thesis; aminotriazole
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)