|Document ID (ISN)||66288|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Koo D., Goldman L., Baron R.
||Irritant dermatitis among workers cleaning up a pesticide spill - California 1991
||1995, Vol.27, No.4, p.545-553. Illus. 17 ref.
||Among a group of 42 county jail inmates who removed dead fish from a river following a spill of metam sodium, 27 had dermatitis involving the feet and ankles. Dermatitis was associated with lower extremity water contact; attack rate increased with time spent in the water. Workers who changed to dry clothing after the clean-up did not report dermatitis. The river concentration of methylisothiocyanate (the decomposition product of metam sodium and a known skin irritant) measured 20-40ppb at the time of exposure. It is suggested that prolonged wetness, occlusive boots, friction and heat contributed to the irritation at this low concentration.
||methyl isothiocyanate; spills; eczema; pesticides
||cohort study; irritants
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)