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Pesticide Safety - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Developed by Mark Henderson, Frank Zalom, Mark Bell, and Pat Thompson - International Programs Office UC Davis (2009) "What is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)? Personal protective equipment is gear that is worn to help prevent pesticides from entering or getting on to the body. Often pesticide residues aren’t easily seen if mixed with lots of water or if in the form of tiny drifting droplets. For this reason covering as much of the body as possible with PPE is essential in order to prevent pesticide exposure. Always check pesticide labels for required PPE before using pesticides. Examples of PPE? The minimum protective clothing needed for most low-medium hazard pesticides are: ... "

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