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The assessment of operator, bystander and environmental exposure to pesticides

Funded under: FP5-GROWTH

Abstract

Final report on Contract No. SMT4�CT96-2048.

The project was set up with a number of related objectives dealing with field measurement of worker and environmental exposure to pesticides and the validation of existing models for predictive exposure evaluation. A key element to achieving the principal objectives was the use of validated methods of field exposure measurement that could be used by workers in a range of European countries.

The major part of the project was focused on worker exposure, and the need for data from Southern European countries. The second and third phases of the project investigated the protective factors of commonly worn coveralls in Southern Europe, and the dermal absorption of malathion. The data from the biomonitoring studies supported the assumptions made in predictive models showing that there is a relationship between external contamination of the coverall (potential dermal exposure), the actual dermal exposure and the internal (absorbed) dose of pesticide.

These data will assist in the consolidation and validation of the European Predictive Operator Exposure Model (EUROPOEM) both by supplementing its database with field measurements relevant to Southern European conditions and by corroborating working assumptions in regard to personal protective equipment (PPE) and skin absorption.

Related activities were done with the modelling of pesticide movement in soils in the same regions of Europe used for the operator exposure studies.

Additional information

Authors: GLASS CR, Central Science Laboratory, York (GB);GILBERT A J, Central Science Laboratory, York (GB);MATHERS J J, Central Science Laboratory, York (GB);MARTINEZ VIDAL J L ET AL, Dept de Hidrogeologia y Quimica Analitica, Universidad de Almeria (ES);DELGADO COBOS P, Centro Nacional de Medios de Proteccion, Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Sevilla (ES);COHEN GOMEZ E, Centro Nacional de Medios de Proteccion, Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Sevilla (ES);MOREIRA J F, Ministério da Agricultura, do Desenvolvimiento Rural e das Pescas, Oeiras (PT);SANTOS J, Ministério da Agricultura, do Desenvolvimiento Rural e das Pescas, Oeiras (PT);MEULING W, TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, Dept of Occupational Toxicololgy, Zeist (NL);KAPETANAKIS E, Laboratory of Pesticide Toxicology, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Athens (GR);GOUMENAKI E, Laboratory of Pesticide Toxicology, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Athens (GR);PAPAELIAKIS M, Laboratory of Pesticide Toxicology, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Athens (GR);MACHERA K, Entomology Laboratory, School of Agriculture, Technological Education Institute, Heraklion (GR);GOUMENOU M P, Entomology Laboratory, School of Agriculture, Technological Education Institute, Heraklion (GR);CAPRI E, Instituto di Chimica Agraria e Ambientale, Piacenza (IT);TREVISAN M, Instituto di Chimica Agraria e Ambientale, Piacenza (IT);WILKINS R M, Dept. of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (GB);GARRATT J A, Dept. of Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (GB);KANGAS J, Kuopio Regional Institute of Occupational Health, Kuopio (FI)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20489 EN (2002), pp.442. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20489-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail: research@ec.europa.eu
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-4435-5
Record Number: 200215680 / Last updated on: 2003-01-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en