|Document ID (ISN)||66217|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Teschke K., Hertzman C., Fenske R.A., Jin A., Ostry A., van Netten C., Leiss W.
||A history of process and chemical changes for fungicide application in the western Canadian lumber industry: What can we learn?
||Dec. 1994, Vol.9, No.12, p.984-993. 34 ref.
||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.
||forestry; fungicides; logging; safe working methods; substitution
||Canada; British Columbia; history; epidemiologic study; chlorophenols; acute toxicity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Forestry and logging