Dermal exposure of Belgian florists to insecticide residues

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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In order to assess the potential dermal exposure (PDE) and evaluate the risk for Belgian florists exposed to insecticides residues (carbamates, neonicotonoids, organochlorines, organophosphates, pyrethroids, etc.) during handling of cut flowers and preparing bouquets, a study was carried out with a group of florists. On one hand, 90 bouquets of the most commonly sold cut flowers in Belgium (roses, gerberas and chrysanthemums) were sampled and analysed to determine the residual pesticide levels on flowers. On other hand, cotton gloves distributed to 20 florists (two pairs to each florist) we…

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