STP989

    Pesticide Applicator Exposure Monitoring: EPA Guidelines

    Published: Jan 1988


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    Abstract

    The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticide Programs has published final guidelines for monitoring occupational pesticide exposure. This paper describes various aspects of these guidelines. The advantages and disadvantages of quantifying exposure both by passive dosimetry and biological monitoring are discussed. Requirements for monitoring dermal exposure when protective clothing is worn are described. When field exposure monitoring studies must be carried out and the number of individuals that must be monitored in each study are also specified.

    Keywords:

    pesticides, applicator exposure, passive dosimetry, biological monitoring, EPA guidelines


    Author Information:

    Lunchick, C
    Chemist, biologist, chemist, and environmental protection specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs, Hazard Evaluation Division (TS-769C), Exposure Assessment Branch, Washington, DC

    Nielsen, AP
    Chemist, biologist, chemist, and environmental protection specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs, Hazard Evaluation Division (TS-769C), Exposure Assessment Branch, Washington, DC

    Reinert, JC
    Chemist, biologist, chemist, and environmental protection specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs, Hazard Evaluation Division (TS-769C), Exposure Assessment Branch, Washington, DC

    Mazzetta, DM
    Chemist, biologist, chemist, and environmental protection specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs, Hazard Evaluation Division (TS-769C), Exposure Assessment Branch, Washington, DC


    Paper ID: STP26344S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26344S


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