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ID (ISN) del documento109738
Número CIS 09-648
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., 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 objective of this study was to assess the safety consciousness of farmworkers with respect to pesticide exposure. Behaviours of 73 strawberry fieldworkers employed in Monterey County, California, were assessed via self-reports. Organophosphorus (OP) exposure was evaluated using dimethyl alkylphosphate (DMAP) and malathion dicarboxylic acid (MDA) urinary metabolite levels. Wearing recommended protective clothing, wearing clean work clothes, and the combination of hand washing with soap and wearing gloves were associated with decreases in DMAP and MDA metabolite levels. However, despite these precautions, participants still had significantly higher levels of exposure as compared with a national reference sample. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) consciencia de seguridad; California; agricultura; pesticidas; limitación de la exposición; compuestos organofosforados
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; metabolización; higiene corporal; valoración de la exposición; infracción de las normas de seguridad; metabolitos urinarios; equipo de protección individual; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; dosificación en la orina; encuesta
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Psychological factors
Agricultura
Agricultural chemicals
Safety culture and safety consciousness