With three million intoxications a year, global concern about occupational exposure to pesticides makes it crucial that occupational health professionals be able monitor pesticide exposure. With a useful analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of classic and modern techniques, Occupational Hazards of Pesticide Exposure permits professionals to undertake these tasks with techniques best suited to a given situation. Includes descriptions and examples of how to: o Quantify aerial drift of pesticide sprays o Determine on-target/off-target loss of pesticide o Measure disposition of pesticides on surfaces o Detect translocation of residues for air and surfaces to skin o Measure absorption through the skin o Quantify residues or metabolites in biological fluids o Determine the extent of neurological impairment
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Donald Ecobichon 2. On-target and Off-target Deposition Christopher Riley and Charles Wiesner 3. Dislodgeable Foliar Residues of Pesticides in Agricultural, Landscape and Greenhouse Environments Gerald Stephenson and Gwen Ritcey 4. Dermal Penetration Richard Moodey 5. Occupational Monitoring Herbert Nigg 6. Review of Video Imaging Techniques for Estimating Dermal Exposure to Pesticides Donna Houghton, Bruce Archibald and Keith Solomon 7. Biomonitoring Human Pesticide Exposures Robert Krieger 8. Biological Monitoring: Neurophysiological and Behavioural Assessments Donald Ecobichon 9. Conclusions and Health Risk Assessment Examples Donald Ecobichon Ecobichon, Queens University, Canada, Donna Houghton, University of Guelph, Canada, Robert Krieger, University of Califonia, USA, Richard Moodey, Health Canada, Herbert Nigg, University of Florida, USA, Christopher Riley, Research and Productivity Council, Canada, Gwen Ritcey, University of Guelph, Canada, Keith Solomon, University of Guelph, Canada, Gerald Stephenson, University of Guelph, Canada, Charles Wiesner, Wiesner Associates, Canada.