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Med Pr. 1997;48(5):539-42.

[Contamination of the air at work sites during application of "Fastac 10EC" in fruit orchards].

[Article in Polish]

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Zakładu Toksykologii Klinicznej, Instytutu Medycyny Wsi w Lublinie.


The study of the air contamination was carried out in six fruit farms located in the region of Grójec and Warka. The measurements were carried out during the application of "Fastac 10EC" insecticide (alphamethrin) in fruit growing at work sites of tractor drivers operating the sprayers. The mean concentrations of alphamethrin at individual work sites were low and ranged between 0.001 and 0.0039 mg/m3 of the air. Due to the lack of maximum allowable concentration (MAC), the inhalation toxicity of alphamethrin of 320 mg/m3 (4-h), toxicity class of alphamethrin (III) and MAC of natural pyrethrum were considered. In this context the determined concentrations seem to be safe.

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