|Document ID (ISN)||57738|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0090-4341 - Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Obendorf S.K., Kasunick R.S., Ravichandran V., Borsa J., Coffman C.W.
||Starch as a renewable finish to improve the pesticide-protective properties of conventional workclothes
||July 1991, Vol.21, No.1, p.10-16. Illus. 23 ref.
||Because many pesticide handlers persist in wearing and reusing conventional workclothes, a renewable functional finish that enhances the pesticide-protective qualities of fabrics would be useful. This study investigated the ability of starch to act as a pesticide trap, preventing transfer and increasing removal by laundering, and the effect of carboxymethyl cellulose on release of pesticides in laundry. The retention and distribution of methyl parathion (MeP) on 65% polyester/35% cotton fabric was studied with 4 finishes: starch and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) as non-durable finishes; durable press resin (DP) and durable press/carboxymethyl cellulose (DC/CMC) as durable finishes. These studies support the intriguing theory that starch can act as a pesticide trap on the fabric surface to decrease pesticide transfer and to enhance pesticide removal. Extensive penetration studies, field studies, and additional investigation of fibre yarn, and fabric parameters are needed to further quantify the effects of starch.
||pesticides; fabrics for protective clothing; starch; clothing
||permeability testing; crop protection
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Heat and cold