|Document ID (ISN)||74779|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Tielemans E., Louwerse E., de Cock J., Brouwer D., Zielhuis G., Heederik D.
||Exposure to fungicides in fruit growing: Re-entry time as a predictor for dermal exposure
||Nov.-Dec. 1999, Vol.60, No.6, p.789-793. Illus. 18 ref.
||Dermal exposure to the fungicides captan and tolylfluanid was measured among workers in the fruit-growing sector using cotton gloves (12 persons) and skin pads on several body parts (12 persons). For harvesting activities, re-entry time appeared to be an important determinant of dermal exposure to captan and tolylfluanid. For captan, calculated half-life times from the most recent exposure survey were lower (glove data: 5 days; pad data: 6 days) compared with half-life times based on another study conducted recently (11 days). Possible explanations for the discrepancy are discussed. For tolylfluanid, estimated half-life times during harvesting were 2 and 3 days, based on pad and glove data, respectively. Prediction of captan exposure during other crop activities appeared to be far more difficult, although the estimated half-life time was comparable with that for harvesting.
||captan; exposure; orchards; fungicides
||prediction; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)