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Document ID (ISN)65068
CIS number 95-1400
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guidotti T.L., Yoshida K., Clough V.
Title Personal exposure to pesticide among workers engaged in pesticide container recycling operations
Bibliographic information Dec. 1994, Vol.55, No.12, p.1154-1163. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract Environmental exposure monitoring and biological monitoring were carried out among workers engaged in pesticide container recycling at three regional collection sites, a central collection and washing facility and at a steel mill. Exposure levels were highly variable, partly owing to work practices and lapses in protection. Highest levels of exposure were observed for metal washing, metal crushing and metal shredding; sorting and plastic shredding were intermediate and metal melting was associated with very little exposure. Recommendations are proposed for the protection of workers.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; clothing contamination; recycling of materials; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; determination in urine; inhalation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Exposure evaluation