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Document ID (ISN)22561
CIS number 75-506
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Burns J.E., Miller F.M., Gomes E.D., Albert R.A.
Title Haxachlorobenzene exposure from contaminated DCPA in vegetable spraymen.
Bibliographic information Oct. 1974, Vol.29, No.4, p.192-194. 12 ref.
Abstract Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) blood residues were found in 19 of 20 vegetable spraymen exposed to HCB-contaminated dimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate (DCPA). The mean level was 40▒ 63 parts per billion (ppb) with a range of 0-310ppb. No definite physical or biochemical effects of this exposure were discovered. Specifically there was no evidence of cutaneous porphyria. Although at the levels detected it appears that HCB has no short-term effects on humans, the possibility of long-term effects at the observed exposure cannot be excluded. The presence of HCB in any pesticide should be a warning of increased risk.
Descriptors (primary) hexachlorobenzene; crop protection; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) dimethyl tetrachloroterephthalate; coproporphyrins; enzyme activity determination; blood monitoring; urinary ala monitoring
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Agricultural chemicals