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Document ID (ISN)50018
CIS number 88-1273
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lisi P., Caraffini S., Assalve D.
Title Irritation and sensitization potential of pesticides
Bibliographic information Oct. 1987, Vol.17, No.4, p.212-218. 25 ref.
Abstract A pesticide series of 36 substances was patch tested in 652 subjects to establish the optimal test concentration and the frequency of irritant and allergic reactions. Allergic reactions to fungicides were found in 46 thiophthalimides (captan, folpet and difolatan) were the most common. Irritant and allergic reactions to other pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, etc.) were rare. Sensitivity to pesticides was significant in patients who work, or have worked, on the land. Cross sensitivity to bis-dithiocarbamates or thiophthalimides is possible.
Descriptors (primary) captan; folpet; pesticides; fungicides; sensitization; eczema; captafol; agriculture; skin allergies
Descriptors (secondary) skin tests; human experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Heterocyclic compounds
Agricultural chemicals