|Document ID (ISN)||58137|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Clifford N.J., Nies A.S.
||Organophosphate poisoning from wearing a laundered uniform previously contaminated with parathion
||1 Dec. 1989, Vol.262, No.21, p.3035-3036. 16 ref.
||The occurrence of 3 cases of organophosphate poisoning within a 2-week period in a pesticide-formulating plant was traced to the persistence of a high concentration of parathion in a single pair of contaminated coveralls, despite repeated washings. Significantly large amounts of parathion were absorbed through the skin from the soiled clothing. Recommendations are given for the proper handling of contaminated clothing, effective methods of cleansing the skin and treatment of organophosphate poisoning.
||parathion; clothing contamination; pesticides; organophosphorus compounds
||poisoning; skin absorption; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Esters and salts