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ID (ISN) del documento108998
Número CIS 08-1387
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Salvatore A.L., Bradman A., Castorina R., Camacho J., López J., B. Barr D.B., Snyder J., Jewell N.P., Eskenazi B.
Título Occupational behaviors and farmworkers' pesticide exposure: Findings from a study in Monterey County, California
Información bibliográfica Oct. 2008, Vol.51, No.10, p.782-794. Illus. 57 ref.
Resumen The relationship between self-reported behaviours and agricultural pesticide exposures were assessed in 73 strawberry fieldworkers employed in Monterey County, California. Organophosphorus (OP) pesticide exposure was measured using dimethyl alkylphosphate (DMAP) and malathion dicarboxylic acid (MDA) urinary metabolite levels. Wearing recommended clothing, wearing clean work clothes, hand washing with soap and wearing gloves were associated with decreases in DMAP and MDA levels. Despite these protective behaviours, however, participants had significantly higher levels of exposure as compared with a national reference sample. Further efforts are needed to reduce the exposure disparities experienced by farmworkers and decrease the potential for ``take home'' exposures to farmworkers' families.
Descriptores (primarios) consciencia de seguridad; California; agricultura; pesticidas; limitación de la exposición; compuestos organofosforados
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; metabolización; higiene corporal; metabolitos urinarios; infracción de las normas de seguridad; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; tests de exposición; dosificación en la orina; equipo de protección individual
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Estrés, factores sicosociales
Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Psychological factors
Agricultura
Agricultural chemicals
Safety culture and safety consciousness