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Document ID (ISN)78033
CIS number 02-282
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Garrod A.N.I., Guiver R., Rimmer D.A.
Title Potential exposure of amateurs (consumers) through painting wood preservative and antifoulant preparations
Bibliographic information Sep. 2000, Vol.44, No.6, p.421-426. 8 ref.
Abstract This article presents data for work patterns, inhalation and potential dermal exposure for amateurs painting wood preservatives to garden structures, and antifoulants to leisure boats. The results are quoted as rates of in-use product deposition or time-weighted inhaled product concentrations. Inhalation exposure was detected in about 40% of the surveys, being about 100 times higher for wood preservatives. The maximum airborne wood preservative concentration was 8.03mg/m3, measured over the period of painting. Regarding potential dermal exposure, the processes are only broadly comparable. Most of the data appear to fall into relatively narrow distributions, with median values around 5mg/min (for preservatives) and around 16mg/min (for antifoulants). About half of the deposit on clothing was found to occur below the waist. The data comparing gloved and bare hand working indicate that even simple gloves offer a degree of protection for skin.
Descriptors (primary) wood preservatives; pesticides; determination in air; survey; antifouling paints
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; personal sampling; inhalation; determination of concentration; exposure evaluation; work clothing; safe working methods; skin absorption
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals