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Exposure Assessment of Apple Orchard Workers to the Insecticide Imidacloprid Using Whole Body Dosimetry During Mixing/Loading and Application

전신복장법을 이용한 농약 조제 및 살포 과정 중 살충제 Imidacloprid에 대한 사과 과수원 농작업자의 노출 평가

  • Lee, Jae Yun (Department of Environmental and Biological Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Life and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Noh, Hyun Ho (Department of Environmental and Biological Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Life and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Park, Hyo Kyoung (Department of Environmental and Biological Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Life and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Jeong, Hye Rim (Department of Environmental and Biological Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Life and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Jin, Me Jee (Department of Environmental and Biological Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Life and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Park, Kyung-Hun (Department of Agro-Food Safety, National Academy of Agricultural Science) ;
  • Kim, Jeong-Han (Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kyung, Kee Sung (Department of Environmental and Biological Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Life and Environment Sciences, Chungbuk National University)
  • 이재윤 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 환경생명화학과) ;
  • 노현호 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 환경생명화학과) ;
  • 박효경 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 환경생명화학과) ;
  • 정혜림 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 환경생명화학과) ;
  • 진미지 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 환경생명화학과) ;
  • 박경훈 (국립농업과학원 농산물안전성부) ;
  • 김정한 (서울대학교 농생명공학부) ;
  • 경기성 (충북대학교 농업생명환경대학 환경생명화학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.28
  • Accepted : 2016.09.30
  • Published : 2016.09.30

Abstract

To evaluate exposure characteristics of the insecticide imidacloprid to apple orchard workers during treatment on orchard fields and evaluate its potential risk using a whole body dosimetry (WBD) method, 1,000-time diluted acephate+imidacloprid 25(20+5)% solutions were sprayed on 10 apple orchard fields in Cheongju with a speed sprayer at a rate of 3,000 L/ha/person, after put on clothes such as inner/outer clothes, personal air pump with a IOM sampler, nitrile glove and mask. Exposure test included mixing, loading and application steps. The test pesticide imidacloprid residues in the collected samples were analyzed with a HPLC-DAD. Recoveries ranged from 81.5 to 108.6% for analytical method validation and from 73.8 to 86.7% for field recovery. Total exposed amounts to mixer/loader and applicator were found to be 0.0014-0.0279% of total applied active ingredient of imidacloprid. Glove exposure of both mixer/loader and applicator was higher than the other parts. Margins of safety of mixer/loader and applicator were calculated to be 97-355 and 46-196, respectively, indicating that exposure risk of imidacloprid to apple orchard workers by spraying with a speed sprayer was very low.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 농촌진흥청

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