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Document ID (ISN)62821
CIS number 94-1323
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Machado Neto J.G., Matuo T., Matuo Y.K.
Title Dermal exposure of pesticide spraying workers in staked tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) cultivation - Efficiency of personal protective equipment
Original title Exposição dérmica de aplicadores de agrotóxicos na cultura estaqueada de tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) - Eficiência de equipamentos de proteção individual [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1993, Vol.21, No.79, p.29-38. 17 ref.
Abstract The protective power of different types of protective overalls made of plastic was compared with that of plastic aprons worn by pesticide sprayers in Brazil. The pesticide concerned was a copper-based fungicide, and exposure levels were measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The plastic aprons reduced dermal exposure of the front part of the body by 83-94%. The overalls reduced it only by 73-78% in the chest and arm area, while they proved to be useless in providing protection of the legs and thighs.
Descriptors (primary) protective clothing; Brazil; pesticides; protective aprons; fungicides; crop protection; skin absorption
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; developing countries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Protective clothing