Little data on the prevalence of acute and chronic pesticide exposure among farmers and the frequency of protective gear use are available.
This report presents results of a cross-sectional study of pesticide behaviors among dairy farmers certified to apply pesticides to field crops.
Private dair) farmers residing in six adjacent Wisconsin counties were randomly selected and contacted by telephone for interview.
One hundred ninety-one farmers completed the interview (response rate, 76.4%). Twelve percent reported never or almost never wearing gloves during application, and 53.7% reported never or almost never wearing other protective gear.
Thirty-two percent reported dermal exposure, and 32.0% reported inhaling pesticides during last application.
Findings suggest that exposure to pesticides was frequent in this sample, whereas use of personal protective equipment was not routine.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pesticide, Aigu, Chronique, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Homme, Agriculteur, Epidémiologie, Wisconsin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enquête, Vêtement protection, Utilisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pesticides, Acute, Chronic, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Human, Farmer, Epidemiology, Wisconsin, United States, North America, America, Survey, Safety clothing, Use
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0448889
Code Inist : 002B03G. Création : 25/01/1999.