|Document ID (ISN)||75711|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||de Vreede J.A.F., Brouwer D.H., Stevenson H., van Hemmen J.J.
||Exposure and risk estimation for pesticides in high-volume spraying
||Apr. 1998, Vol.42, No.3, p.151-157. Illus. 16 ref.
||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.
||methomyl; horticulture; health hazards; pesticides
||protective gloves; flowers; inhalation; skin absorption; permissible levels; pesticide spraying; exposure evaluation; determination of exposure limits; clothing contamination; pressure spraying; hazard evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)