Methods for determining exposure of pesticides to agricultural workers have been developing for over thirty years. You may ask: what more do we need to know? Worker Exposure to Agrochemicals provides the answer. It contains a compilation of research papers that examine this issue from every angle.
Even with all the information available, there still remains an intense debate over what method - dermal deposition or biological monitoring - provides better results when measuring worker exposure. Researchers almost never realize the same results in concurrent experiments using both methods. The question is: which process is more accurate?
Worker Exposure to Agrochemicals examines the effectiveness of both procedures. Two chapters describe the simultaneous use of both methods and their outcome. The remaining chapters cover risk assessment, protective clothing, Canadian dosimetry, "Jazzercise," a tiered approach to exposure estimation, modeling reentry exposure, performing a dislodgeable residue study, and GLP requirements.
Foreword - R.C. Honeycutt
Introduction - E.W. Day, Jr.
Biological Monitoring Methods for Pesticide Exposure Evaluation, M. Maroni, C. Colosio, A. Fait, and A. Panzacchi
Use of Simultaneous Biological Monitoring and Dermal Dosimetry Techniques to Determine the Exposure of Chlorpyrifos to Applicators and Reentry Workers, R. Honeycutt, M. Honeycutt, M. DeGeare, E. May, B. Houtman, B. Chen, B. Shurdurt, R. Nolan, J. Vaccaro, P. Murphy, and M. Bartels
Use of Probability and Distributional Analysis of Chlorpyrifos Worker Exposure Data for Assessment of Risks, E.W. Day, Jr., W.L. Chen, K.D. Schnelle, and B. Shurdurt
Human Dose Comparisons Utilizing Biomonitoring and Passive Monitoring of an Exposure Environment Following Surface Treatment with an Insecticide, J.R. Vaccaro, R.J. Nolan, and M.J. Bartels
Determination of the Efficiency for Pesticide Exposure Reduction with Protective Clothing - A Field Study Using Biological Monitoring, D. Brouwer, S.A.F. De Vreede, J.A. Meuling, and J.J. Van Hemmen
Operator Exposure Study with Cyromazine 75WP in Water Soluble Bags, J. Purdy
Pesticide Exposure Assessment: Jazzercise Activities to Determine Extreme Case Indoor Exposure Potential and In-use Biomonitoring, R.I. Krieger, T.M. Dinoff, J.H. Ross
Uniform Principles for Safeguarding the Health of Workers Reentering Crop Growing Areas after Application of Plant Protection Products, B. Krebs, W. Maasfeld, J. Schrader, and R. Wolf
Modeling Re-entry Exposure Estimates, D.H. Brouwer. M. de Haan, J.J. van Hemmen
A Foliar Dislodgeable Study of Curalan DF in Turf, S.C. Artz, J.R. Clark, and R.S. Kludas
Chemistry, GLPs and Worker Safety, D. Hill and P. Swidersky