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Dermal and Inhalation Exposure of Workers during Control of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) by Spray Applications
Annals of Work Exposures and Health
The caterpillars of the oak processionary moth (OPM) form stinging hairs, which release an irritant poison. They cause skin and eye irritation and sometimes even breathing difficulties and allergic reactions. OPM is mainly controlled by spraying insecticides. Insecticides applied for protection of human health must be authorized under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (EU) No 528/2012. In order to assess safety of professional use, which is a key requirement for the authorization, a riskdoi:10.1093/annweh/wxy108 pmid:30753273 fatcat:ep3bjpuj2vdj3fuokaosrbl55i