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Document ID (ISN)66650
CIS number 96-861
ISSN - Serial title 1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Methner M.M., Fenske R.A.
Title Pesticide exposure during greenhouse applications. Part I: Dermal exposure reduction due to directional ventilation and worker training; Part II: Chemical permeation through protective clothing in contact with treated foliage
Bibliographic information Aug. 1994, Vol.9, No.8, p.560-574. Illus. 49 ref.
Abstract Workers conducted benchtop handgunning spray operations in commercial greenhouses with the ventilation system either on or off. Both video-imaging analysis and patch sampling indicated that when spray painting occurred with ventilation on rather than off, dermal exposure was reduced for experienced applicators, but increased for inexperienced applicators. No difference was observed between the two groups with ventilation off. Protective clothing performance was evaluated with particular reference to the hazard of contact with wet or treated foliage. Breakthrough times for four commercially available garments are reported. It was concluded that none of the garments can be considered chemical resistant under the use conditions observed. Contact with treated foliage represents a special hazard during greenhouse applications, and many chemical protective clothing products in current use are inadequate for worker protection. These products should be redesigned and field-tested.
Descriptors (primary) chemical protective clothing; pesticides; exposure; mechanical ventilation; flower and perfume-plant growing; skin absorption
Descriptors (secondary) aerosols; spray guns; fabrics for protective clothing; safety training in industry; permeability testing
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Protective clothing
Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals
Ventilation