Institute of Hygiene and Ecology Bogomolets National medical university, Kyiv
Introduction. When applying pesticides for chemical protection of strawberry in conditions of private farms, combined and complex impact of active ingredients (ai) of pesticides on operators can take place, which necessitates assessing a potential risk of possible harmful effect on workers.
Aim of the study – hygienic assessment of working conditions and estimation of the potential risk of pesticide harmful effect on people, involved in their application on strawberries, for chemical protection in private farms.
Materials and methods. Working conditions in application of pesticides Nuprid 600 TN, Aktellik 500 ES, Switch 62.5 WG, Horus 75 WG were studied. Field hygienic, gas-liquid, high performance liquid chromatography methods have been used in the study as well as a statistical analysis
Results. It was found that a complex potential risk for people, working in private farms during application of the studied pesticides, made (0,09 ± 0,03) of the conditioned units (cond. unit). The value of the combined risk under sequential pesticide applications in strawberry chemical protection system was 0,452 cond. units.
Conclusions. It was established that during strawberry treatments with pesticides Nuprid 600 TN, Aktellik 500 ES, Switch 62.5 WG, Horus 75 WG for chemical protection, when keeping to recommended agrotechnical and hygienic regulations, there was recorded no exceed of hygienic standards in the working zone air and infringement of hygienic requirements from the position of occupational health.
Key words: pesticides, chemical protection system, working conditions, complex and combined potential risk, private farms