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Q&A on Personal Protective Equipment in the European Pesticide Risk Assessment


The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that operators wear during the use
of pesticides and biopesticides can significantly reduce their exposure and therefore minimise the risk of side effects. Effective PPE are, for example, certified working coveralls or chemical resistant gloves that protect the body and the hands.

The following document provides information in a Q&A format on how PPE effectively reduces exposure, how PPE are considered duringthe pesticide authorisation process, and how farmers are trained to use PPE properly so that it can help minimise exposure to pesticides and biopesticides