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Document ID (ISN)55866
CIS number 91-917
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sharma V.K., Kaur S.
Title Contact sensitization by pesticides in farmers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1990, Vol.23, No.2, p.77-80. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract 30 farmers with contact dermatitis and 20 controls were patch tested with a series of locally used pesticides. Allergic reactions to one or more pesticides were seen in 11 patients but none of the controls. Carbamates (maneb, carbofuran, carbaryl) were the most frequent sensitisers (7 patients), followed by organophosphorus compounds like: malathion and oxydemton methyl (4 patients); 2,4-dichloro-phenoxyacetic acid and fenvalerate (3 patients each); streptocycline (2 patients). Irritant reactions to captaf were seen in 4 patients, thiobencarb weedicide in 3, and organophosphorus compounds in 3. Pesticides should be patch tested in all farmers with contact dermatitis.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; agriculture; eczema; sensitization dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) India; comparative study; occupational hygiene; captan; dichlorophenoxyacetic acid; maneb; organophosphorus compounds; streptocycline; carbofuran; Saturn; fenvalerate; carbamates; pesticides; insecticides; fungicides; skin allergies; skin tests; developing countries; carbaryl; malathion; herbicides
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Agricultural chemicals