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Document ID (ISN)63354
CIS number 94-1928
ISSN - Serial title 0300-581X - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Prńventivmedizin
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) KrŘger E., Werth B.
Title Studies of pesticide contamination in root-crop farming
Original title Untersuchungen zur Pestizidkontamination bei Hackfruchtpflegearbeiten in Landwirtschaftsbetrieben [in German]
Bibliographic information Jan. 1993, Vol.28, No.1, p.9-12. 34 ref.
Abstract Dermal exposure pads were attached to the skin of the chest, arms and legs of 61 farm workers spraying root crops with pesticides. The pesticide concentrations found on the pads of workers wearing protective clothing were low. However, concentrations as much as 77.2% in excess of the tolerable dermal dose were found when no protective clothing was worn. Of the 61 workers, 24 had health problems such as headache (23), vision disturbances (11) and dermatitis (2).
Descriptors (primary) visual function disorders; migraine; pesticides; crop farming; eczema; agriculture; skin absorption
Descriptors (secondary) fumigation; lindane; diquat; cross-sectional study; crop protection; disinsectization; agricultural operations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Skin diseases
Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Diseases of the nervous system