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Document ID (ISN)75711
CIS number 00-1677
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) de Vreede J.A.F., Brouwer D.H., Stevenson H., van Hemmen J.J.
Title Exposure and risk estimation for pesticides in high-volume spraying
Bibliographic information Apr. 1998, Vol.42, No.3, p.151-157. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract During twenty applications with a spray pistol of methomyl to chrysanthemums, inhalation exposure as well as potential and actual dermal exposure were monitored using the "whole-body" method. On the basis of exposure data, the health risk from methomyl and thirteen other pesticides frequently used in flower horticulture was evaluated. From the No-Observed-Adverse-Effect-Level (NOAEL) in animal experiments an Indicative Limit Value (ILV) was derived. The ILV is considered indicative of the limit of daily exposure which probably has no adverse health effects. This value is only a rough approximation, as it is based on limited data. The database for a proper assessment of such a value is generally incomplete. To reduce dermal exposure levels below the ILV, exposure of the hands in particular has to be reduced, for example by using impermeable gloves.
Descriptors (primary) methomyl; horticulture; health hazards; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; flowers; inhalation; skin absorption; permissible levels; pesticide spraying; exposure evaluation; determination of exposure limits; clothing contamination; pressure spraying; hazard 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
Amides
Agriculture