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Document ID (ISN)23574
CIS number 75-1431
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kazen C., Bloomer A., Welch R., Oudbier A., Price H.
Title Persistence of pesticides on the hands of some occupationally exposed people.
Bibliographic information Dec. 1974, Vol.29, No.6, p.315-318. 14 ref.
Abstract Analysis of hexane hand rinsings of a pest control operator established that chlordane and dieldrin persisted on the skin for at least 2 months after exposure. Subsequent studies of exposed persons showed that methoxychlor, captan and malathion remained on the hands for at least 7 days. Other organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides persisted on the skin of exposed workers for considerable lengths of time. Thorough washing with water and cleansers, or the wearing of protective clothing, or the combination of both, is necessary for adequate dermal protection.
Descriptors (primary) skin contamination; hand; crop protection; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; chlorinated organic compounds; skin protection; personal hygiene; human experiments; organophosphorus compounds
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals