[Risk evaluation of contact with pesticides in Naples municipality gardeners]

G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2007 Jul-Sep;29(3 Suppl):730-1.
[Article in Italian]


Pesticide use still now is a remarkable risk for all cultivation operators, including farmers and flower-growing workers. Recently, pesticides use on ornamental plant has been demonstrated to be able to determine a risk extension to general population. Aim of the project was to elaborate and to apply a method for pesticides risk evaluation in ornamental plant cultivations, as to define workers exposure and its possible diffusion to not occupationally exposed populations. Main features of method will be sampling and analysis approach. The first will estimate air dispersion of pesticides in garden centre, skin and garment smarminess in nurserymen and leaf adhered amounts, in concomitance with treatment and periodically to estimate natural decay. The latter will characterize pesticides by means of different methods (liquid and gaseous chromatography, spectrophotometry and spectrometry). Final aim will also be to identify the most reliable analytic method, as concerns accuracy, sensitivity and specificity.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Agriculture*
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Occupational Exposure / adverse effects
  • Occupational Exposure / analysis*
  • Pesticides / adverse effects
  • Pesticides / analysis*
  • Risk Assessment


  • Pesticides