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Long-Term Studies of Fungicide Concentrations in Greenhouses. 3. Exposure Risks after Spraying in Greenhouses.

Nilsson, Ulla and Papantoni, Margareta LU (1996) In Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 44(9). p.2885-2888
Abstract
The study presented concerns the dermal exposure risks during harvest work in greenhouses after fungicide application. The contamination of the fungicide vinclozolin on clothes, overalls and gloves, worn during harvest after application was investigated. The fungicide was extracted from the cloth with 1-chlorobutane and finally determined with HPLC. The average amount of fungicide found on the clothes, the potential exposure, was 25 mg after 8 h of work in the greenhouse. It was estimated that most of the fungicide amount was found on gloves. Assuming a maximum uptake of vinclozolin (on bare skin) of 10%, the value of the dermal exposure was estimated to be 2.5 mg/day. In the absence of threshold values for dermal, exposure a comparison... (More)
The study presented concerns the dermal exposure risks during harvest work in greenhouses after fungicide application. The contamination of the fungicide vinclozolin on clothes, overalls and gloves, worn during harvest after application was investigated. The fungicide was extracted from the cloth with 1-chlorobutane and finally determined with HPLC. The average amount of fungicide found on the clothes, the potential exposure, was 25 mg after 8 h of work in the greenhouse. It was estimated that most of the fungicide amount was found on gloves. Assuming a maximum uptake of vinclozolin (on bare skin) of 10%, the value of the dermal exposure was estimated to be 2.5 mg/day. In the absence of threshold values for dermal, exposure a comparison was made with recommended values for acceptable daily intake of foodstuffs. This comparison reveals that the assumed dermal exposure is higher than the value set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency but lower than the value given by the World Health Organization. Thus, the use of protective garments during harvesting, especially on the hands, is recommended. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The study presented concerns the dermal exposure risks during harvest work in greenhouses after fungicide application. The contamination of the fungicide vinclozolin on clothes, overalls and gloves, worn during harvest after application was investigated. The fungicide was extracted from the cloth with 1-chlorobutane and finally determined with HPLC. The average amount of fungicide found on the clothes, the potential exposure, was 25 mg after 8 h of work in the greenhouse. It was estimated that most of the fungicide amount was found on gloves. Assuming a maximum uptake of vinclozolin (on bare skin) of 10%, the value of the dermal exposure was estimated to be 2.5 mg/day. In the absence of threshold values for dermal, exposure a comparison was made with recommended values for acceptable daily intake of foodstuffs. This comparison reveals that the assumed dermal exposure is higher than the value set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency but lower than the value given by the World Health Organization. Thus, the use of protective garments during harvesting, especially on the hands, is recommended. },
  author       = {Nilsson, Ulla and Papantoni, Margareta},
  issn         = {0021-8561},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {2885--2888},
  publisher    = {The American Chemical Society},
  series       = {Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry},
  title        = {Long-Term Studies of Fungicide Concentrations in Greenhouses. 3. Exposure Risks after Spraying in Greenhouses.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf950325c},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {1996},
}