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Summary of Research-Fluorescent Tracers and Pesticides.


PB89102966

Publication Date 1985
Personal Author Fenske, R. A.; Leffingwell, J. T.; Spear, R. C.
Page Count 10
Abstract A study was conducted to determine whether the patch test technique adequately represents the exposure experienced by a pesticide applicator, whether this test adequately applies to exposures beneath clothing, and if the patch test is adequate to deal with hand, face, and neck exposures. Findings suggested that the patch test is inadequate due to inhomogeneous exposure. The second aim of the research was to develop a fluorescent tracer system which would be both a quantitative and qualitative measuring device for determining exposure levels. 4-Methyl-7-diethylaminocoumarin was used as a fluorescent tracer in field studies. A video imaging system was then developed. The system performed well in the field. Limits of the system involved the tracer and its stability in the environment and transport to and through clothing in comparison to that of the pesticide.
Keywords
  • Pesticides
  • Hazards
  • Tests
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Exposure
  • Personnel
  • Risk assessment
  • Tracers
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 68E - Pesticides Pollution & Control
  • 57P - Pest Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 70E - Research Program Administration & Technology Transfer
Corporate Authors California Univ., Berkeley. School of Public Health.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.,
NTIS Issue Number 198901
Summary of Research-Fluorescent Tracers and Pesticides.
Summary of Research-Fluorescent Tracers and Pesticides.
PB89102966

  • Pesticides
  • Hazards
  • Tests
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Exposure
  • Personnel
  • Risk assessment
  • Tracers
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 68E - Pesticides Pollution & Control
  • 57P - Pest Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 70E - Research Program Administration & Technology Transfer
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