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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

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Pesticide exposure of users and agricultural workers

Published on 03/08/2016

Keywords : Pesticides, Personal protection equipment (PPE), Work, Plant protection products

Ever since its inception, ANSES has been concerned about the issue of pesticide exposure of users and agricultural workers. It therefore issued an internal request, to characterise the types of exposure giving rise to a risk in order to propose targeted and proportionate measures to reduce them. The Agency also launched an assessment of the effectiveness of personal protective equipment worn by users, so as to propose improvements in its recommendations on the subject. Below is an overview of the work carried out by the Agency.

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