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Example of dermal dosimeter calculations for a pesticide applicator.
A
Dosimeter
Location
B
Chemical
mass
(g)
C
Dosimeter
Area
(cm2)
D
Anatomic
Area
(cm2)
E
Dose
Density
(g/cm2/hr)
F
Total
Dose
(mg)
G
Dose
Rate
(mg/hr)
H
Equivalent
Dose of Dust
(mg)
Head 19.2 56 1300 .215 1.59 .319 1.32
Chest 2.38 28 2190 .017 .185 .037 .154
Back 1.40 28 2190 .010 .135 .027 .112
Upper Leg 34.4 56 3460 .123 2.36 4.73 1.97
Lower Leg 4.20 56 2600 .015 .290 .058 .242
Upper Arm 12.9 56 1860 .046 .495 .099 .412
Lower Arm 44.5 56 1290 .159 1.55 .310 1.29
Hand 126. 2150 2150 11.6 126. 25.2 105.
Totals         132.6 25.31 110.4
Source: Adapted from data reported for spray applicator dermal doses to a 0.12% AI aqueous mixture of captafol for 5 hours. (8) OSHA

NTP: Suspect Human Carcinogen

SYMPTOM(s): Eye, nose, throat irritation; headaches; nausea; clonic convulsions; respiratory difficulty; cyanosis; aplastic anemia; skin irritation; muscle spasms; In animals: liver, kidney damage

HEALTH EFFECTS: Cumulative CNS effects (HE7); Cumulative liver damage (HE3) Mutagen/Suspect Carcinogen (HE2)

ORGAN: Eyes, CNS, blood, liver, kidneys, skin

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