Citation Anua SM, Semple S, Shakri SFM, Safuan S, Mazlan N & Asri AAM (2019) A review of the take-home exposure pathway of workplace hazards. International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine, 22 (3 and 4), pp. 13-19. https://doi.org/10.5958/0974-4614.2019.00052.4
Abstract Para-occupational exposure has been reported in the literature with increase in the risk of ill health among spouses, children and family members of workers exposed to materials like asbestos, heavy metals and pesticides. The family members are exposed to workplace agents brought home via the pathway of the take-home exposures routes such as on skin, clothes, shoes and cars. Hence the purposes of this review is to: demonstrate the evidence of take-home exposure pathway of chemicals such as pesticides, lead and asbestos; discuss sources and factors of take-home exposure; and consider methods to reduce the risk of take-home exposures.