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Protection of pesticide applicators.

Authors
Davies-JE
Source
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 1979 Aug; :1-108
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00112722
Abstract
Protective clothing for pesticide workers was evaluated in laboratory and field studies. Untreated cotton denim and cotton denim sprayed with scotchguard were tested for penetration and repellency. Polyester cotton blends also were evaluated. The textile with greatest repellency was 100 percent cotton denim. Scotchguard treatment enhanced repellency. One hundred percent cotton denim treated with Scotchguard provided up to 100% protection depending upon the type of pesticides and vapor pressure involved. Laundering decreased repellency efficiency, especially after repeated washings. The authors concludes that 100% percent cotton denim coveralls should be required for all workers exposed to pesticides, and that strict laundering standards should be established.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Protective-coatings; Protective-clothing; Work-clothing; Agricultural-workers
Contact
Epidemiology and Public Health University of Miami P O Box 520875, Biscayne Annex Miami, Fla 33152
Publication Date
19790831
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
230657
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00626
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Source Name
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
State
FL
Performing Organization
University of Miami, Miami, Florida
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