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Document ID (ISN)74779
CIS number 00-481
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tielemans E., Louwerse E., de Cock J., Brouwer D., Zielhuis G., Heederik D.
Title Exposure to fungicides in fruit growing: Re-entry time as a predictor for dermal exposure
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 1999, Vol.60, No.6, p.789-793. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) captan; exposure; orchards; fungicides
Descriptors (secondary) prediction; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals