From 1988, certain consumer products that contained the chemical methylene chloride (DCM) were required to display precautionary labelling, warning consumers of potential health hazards.
To determine the effect of this labelling requirement, a survey of consumer use behaviour was conducted.
Where possible, this survey paralleled an earlier 1986 study of DCM use practices.
Results of the post-labelling study showed that while fewer customers reported reading the product labels, many precautionary behaviours increased.
A small proportion of users reported altering their behaviour in response to reading on-product instructions.
The relationship between the extent of label reading and precautionary behaviour was complex.
After controlling for differences in product familiarity, significant linear relationships between the extent to which the label was read and the likelihood of utilizing certain ventilation techniques were observed for infrequent users of some products.
Mots-clés Pascal : Méthane(dichloro), Solvant organique, Pesticide, Fumigant, Toxicité, Prévention, Accident travail, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Médecine travail, Etiquetage, Comportement utilisateur, Etude longitudinale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dichloromethane, Organic solvent, Pesticides, Fumigant, Toxicity, Prevention, Occupational accident, Occupational exposure, Human, Occupational medicine, Labelling, User behavior, Follow up study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0071051
Code Inist : 002B03L04. Création : 199608.