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Document ID (ISN)50046
CIS number 88-1246
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Duncan Saunders L., Ames R.G., Knaak J.B., Jackson R.J.
Title Outbreak of Omite-CR-induced dermatitis among orange pickers in Tulare County, California
Bibliographic information May 1987, Vol.29, No.5, p.409-413. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract An outbreak of dermatitis cases among 198 orange pickers employed by a Tulare County, California, packinghouse was investigated. Dermatitis was contracted by 114 (58%) of the 198 workers exposed when Omite-CR-treated fields were harvested. The dermatitis occurred predominantly in the exposed areas of the neck and chest. A dose-response association with dermatitis was suggested for Omite-CR (Propargite) exposure, but not for Carzol, Omite-CR + Carzol, or other pesticides. Because no violations of pesticide preharvest intervals or application rates were found, it appears that residue degradation was not given adequate consideration in the registration of Omite-CR, thus compromising the safety of the worker.
Descriptors (primary) propargite; orchards; dermatitis; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) case study; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Skin diseases
Esters and salts
Agriculture