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Document ID (ISN)66217
CIS number 96-268
ISSN - Serial title 1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Teschke K., Hertzman C., Fenske R.A., Jin A., Ostry A., van Netten C., Leiss W.
Title A history of process and chemical changes for fungicide application in the western Canadian lumber industry: What can we learn?
Bibliographic information Dec. 1994, Vol.9, No.12, p.984-993. 34 ref.
Abstract The article examines historical changes in anti-sapstain fungicide application in the western Canadian lumber industry. Modifications have included (1) changes in fungicide formulations, (2) substitution with new fungicides, and (3) changes in application technology. The data were collected during three related epidemiologic studies. It was discovered that chlorophenate formulations and application technology were changed without systematic collection of data to evaluate their impact on worker exposure. It was also found that substitution of new fungicide active ingredients occurred before a full package of toxicological data was available about the substitutes. Active targeting of chemicals requiring substitution, establishing systematic rules for the introduction of new chemicals into the workplace, and inclusion of all affected stakeholders in the decision-making process may help to ensure that future substitutions are made on the most rational basis possible.
Descriptors (primary) forestry; fungicides; logging; safe working methods; substitution
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; British Columbia; history; epidemiologic study; chlorophenols; acute toxicity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; USA
Subject(s) Forestry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Forestry and logging
Agricultural chemicals