|Document ID (ISN)||57760|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0090-4341 - Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Cowell J.E., Lottman C.M., Manning M.J.
||Assessment of lawn care worker exposure to dithiopyr
||Aug. 1991, Vol.21, No.2, p.195-201. Illus. 13 ref.
||Eighteen lawn care specialists were monitored by both passive dosimetry and biological monitoring techniques for exposure to the herbicide dithiopyr (trade name Dimension) in the normal course of their duties. The mean body dose estimate from urinalysis of the specimens collected over a 72-hour period was 4.60 x 10-5mg/kg/lb applied. The passive dosimetry body dose estimates using dermal deposition measurements corrected for skin penetration and simulated inhalation measurements were calculated for the 2 clothing scenarios observed in the worker tests. The mean body dose estimate for a fully clothed worker wearing a long-sleeved shirt was 8.09 x 10-5mg/kg/lb while for a specialist wearing a short-sleeved shirt the estimate was 3.62 x 10-4mg/kg/lb. The lower leg regions, which were protected by long trousers and boots, had the highest exposure by passive dosimetry data.
||agricultural chemicals; herbicides; exposure; agricultural operations; agriculture; dithiopyr
||skin absorption; animal experiments; dosimetry; urine monitoring; air sampling; exposure tests; passive dosimeters
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)