Chapter 1. Assessment of Exposure for Pesticide Handlers in Agricultural, Residential and Institutional Environments

  1. Claire A. Franklin3 and
  2. John P. Worgan4
  1. Richard A. Fenske1 and
  2. Edgar W. Day Jr2

Published Online: 22 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470012218.ch1

Occupational and Residential Exposure Assessment for Pesticides

Occupational and Residential Exposure Assessment for Pesticides

How to Cite

Fenske, R. A. and Day, E. W. (2005) Assessment of Exposure for Pesticide Handlers in Agricultural, Residential and Institutional Environments, in Occupational and Residential Exposure Assessment for Pesticides (eds C. A. Franklin and J. P. Worgan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470012218.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Health Canada, Sir Charles Tupper Building, 2250 Riverside Drive, Postal Locator 6604D, Ottawa and the R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Health Canada, Sir Charles Tupper Building, 2250 Riverside Drive, Postal Locator 6604D, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA

  2. 2

    E. W. Day Consulting, 2536 Wayward Wind Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46239-9443, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2005

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Agrochemicals and Plant Protection

Book Series Editors:

  1. Terry Roberts5 and
  2. Junshi Miyamoto6

Series Editor Information

  1. 5

    Anglesey, UK

  2. 6

    Formerly of Sumitomo Chemical Ltd, Japan

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471489894

Online ISBN: 9780470012215

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Keywords:

  • occupational pesticide exposure;
  • pesticide handlers;
  • air-blast (speed) sprayers;
  • pest control operators (PCOs);
  • US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH);
  • ‘take-home’ pathways;
  • dose–response characterization;
  • passive dosimetry and biological monitoring;
  • fluorescent tracer techniques;
  • dermal exposure sampling methods

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pesticide Categories

  • Pesticide Handlers

  • Study Design Considerations

  • Protection of Human Subjects

  • Pesticide Exposure Monitoring Methods

  • Validation of Passive Dosimetry

  • Use of Pharmacokinetic Data

  • Exposure Mitigation Measures

  • Exposure Studies Supporting Registration Decisions

  • Conclusions and Recommendations

  • Acknowledgements

  • References