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Document ID (ISN)57760
CIS number 92-550
ISSN - Serial title 0090-4341 - Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cowell J.E., Lottman C.M., Manning M.J.
Title Assessment of lawn care worker exposure to dithiopyr
Bibliographic information Aug. 1991, Vol.21, No.2, p.195-201. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; herbicides; exposure; agricultural operations; agriculture; dithiopyr
Descriptors (secondary) skin absorption; animal experiments; dosimetry; urine monitoring; air sampling; exposure tests; passive dosimeters
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Organosulfur compounds