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Document ID (ISN)65139
CIS number 95-1736
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brouwer D.H., Brouwer E.J., van Hemmen J.J.
Title Estimation of long-term exposure to pesticides
Bibliographic information Apr. 1994, Vol.25, No.4, p.573-588. 26 ref.
Abstract An exposure index was developed to estimate long-term dermal and inhalation exposure of bulb farmers to pesticides. The proposed index consists of generic levels of exposure specific to the method of application and is further determined by farm-related parameters such as acreage and number of pesticide applications. Ranking of 127 bulb farmers according to calculated lifetime dermal exposure correlated only moderately to ranking based on duration of exposure. The proposed index could provide a useful estimate of long-term exposure to a mixture of pesticides in epidemiological investigations.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; flower and perfume-plant growing; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique; long-term exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Agricultural chemicals