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Document ID (ISN)72445
CIS number 99-582
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Perry M.J., Layde P.M.
Title Sources, routes and frequency of pesticide exposure among farmers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1998, Vol.40, No.8, p.697-701. 10 ref.
Abstract In a survey of 191 dairy farmers certified to apply pesticides to field crops, 12% reported never or almost never wearing gloves during application, and 53.7% reported never or almost never wearing other protective gear. 32% reported dermal exposure and 32% reported inhaling pesticides during the last application. Findings suggest that exposure to pesticides was frequent in this sample, whereas use of personal protective equipment was not routine. Topics: crop protection; cross-sectional study; exposure evaluation; ingestion; inhalation; limitation of exposure; personal protective equipment; pesticides; risk awareness; skin absorption; subjective assessment.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; exposure evaluation; crop protection; risk awareness
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; ingestion; inhalation; personal protective equipment; limitation of exposure; cross-sectional study; skin absorption
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Agricultural chemicals
Psychological factors