The proposal for pesticide exposure estimation of Korean orchard farmer

과수 농작업자 농약노출량 산정법 제안

  • Hong, Soon-Sung (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology) ;
  • Lee, Je-Bong (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology) ;
  • Park, Yeon-Ki (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology) ;
  • Shin, Jin-Sup (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology) ;
  • Im, Geon-Jae (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology) ;
  • Ryu, Gab-Hee (National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology)
  • 홍순성 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원) ;
  • 이제봉 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원) ;
  • 박연기 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원) ;
  • 신진섭 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원) ;
  • 임건재 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원) ;
  • 류갑희 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원)
  • Published : 2007.12.30

Abstract

This research was carried out to propose the Korean method for estimating the agricultural occupational pesticide exposure level in orchard. The UK-POEM (UK-Predictive Operator Exposure Model) was proposed as a bench-marking model and analysed its performance properties. To extrapolate the Korean agricultural conditions, application equipment, application method, work rate per day, application volume and spraying time of pesticide was surveyed for Korean 204 orchard farmhouse. This survey indicate that the major application equipments are speed sprayer(64.9%) and motor sprayer(33.9%). When they spayed the pesticide with a speed sprayer, they worked for more than 4 hours on area of 4 ha per day. In case of using motor sprayer, they worked for more than 4 hours on area of 1 ha. Based on the above survey result, Korean method for estimating the pesticide exposure level of agricultural worker was proposed finally.

Keywords

Occupational pesticide exposure;UK-POEM;Speed sprayer;Moter sprayer;Work rate;application time

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