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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
The purpose of this study was to identify the attitudes of South Dakota Certified Private Pesticide Applicators toward the use and care of protective clothing used during the handling, mixing and application of pesticides. Demographic and descriptive characteristics of the sample and the effectiveness of certification training methods were also evaluated. Data were collected in November 1990 using a survey instrument developed by the researcher. The sample was selected using a systematic sample, stratified by county, of the Certified Private Pesticide Applicators in South Dakota. A significant relationship was found between the applicators' and launderers' attitudes toward the perceived health risks of pesticide usage and between home laundry procedure and the laundry educational information received by the launderer. No significant relationship was found between the license expiration date and the changes adopted relating to pesticide usage and between the applicator and other family members concerning communication about pesticide usage.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Pesticides -- Application -- Safety measures -- Evaluation
Pesticide applicators (Persons) -- South Dakota -- Protection -- Evaluation
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Dickerson, Janet Alene, "Use and Care of Protective Clothing by Certified Private Pesticide Applicators: A South Dakota Study" (1991). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5418.