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Document ID (ISN)58137
CIS number 92-917
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Clifford N.J., Nies A.S.
Title Organophosphate poisoning from wearing a laundered uniform previously contaminated with parathion
Bibliographic information 1 Dec. 1989, Vol.262, No.21, p.3035-3036. 16 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) parathion; clothing contamination; pesticides; organophosphorus compounds
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; skin absorption; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Esters and salts
Agricultural chemicals