The Preliminary Operator Risk Assessment of High Toxicological Pesticides in Korea

고독성 농약의 국내 농작업자 위해성 평가

  • Received : 2010.05.26
  • Accepted : 2010.06.18
  • Published : 2010.06.30

Abstract

This study was carried out to estimate the risk of pesticide operators who use high toxicological pesticides. The class II (highly hazardous) pesticides registered in korea were 15 products, and 11 products were spray type pesticides at orchard file in 2009. The using information based on the pesticide label and the data searched through survey of actual condition on pesticides were used for calculate the pesticide operator exposure dose. The risk quotients of these pesticides against the pesticides operator were calculated as devide pesticide exposure dose by reference dose which were presented by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), JMPR (Joint FAO Meeting on Pesticide Residues), and US/EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency). Omethoate showed the highest risk quotient and the values were 338 and 75 when the operator spray using speed sprayer and motor sprayer respectively. Risk quotients of all class II pesticide were above 1. This result means that the risk potential of these pesticides are very high.

Keywords

The class II(highly hazardous) pesticides;UK-POEM;pesticide operator;risk quotient

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