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Document ID (ISN)57752
CIS number 92-549
ISSN - Serial title 0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abrams K., Hogan D.J., Maibach H.I.
Title Pesticide-related dermatoses in agricultural workers
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1991, Vol.6, No.3, p.463-492. 190 ref.
Abstract Literature survey on occupational skin diseases in farm workers due to contact with pesticides. A general overview of the field conditions of exposure is presented, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations. The bulk of the paper summarises the latest scientific data concerning specific chemicals under the following broad categories: pesticides derived from plants; inorganic and organo-metal pesticides; solvents; fumigants; chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides; organophosphates; carbamates; rodenticides; herbicides; fungicides; slimicides; antibiotics; miticides; plant-growth inhibitors; insect repellents. The special dangers of working with livestock is addressed, including zoonotic infections. Patch testing, the accepted diagnostic tool for contact dermatitis, is explained.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; pesticides; skin diseases; exposure; health hazards; agriculture; crop farming; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) parathion; malathion; phenothiazine; captan; DDT; arsenic; dieldrin; dichlorophenoxyacetic acid; lindane; diethyltoluamide; maneb; phencyclidine; paraquat; dichlorvos; 2,4,5,6-tetrachloroisophthalonitrile; pyrethrum; rotenone; mancozeb; zineb; tetramethylthiuram disulfide; pyrethroids; benomyl; ethylene oxide; kerosene; captafol; sulfur; methyl parathion; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Skin diseases