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Parathion residues on citrus foliage. Decay and composition as related to worker hazard.
Spear RC; Popendorf WJ; Leffingwell JT; Jenkins D
Agricultural and food chemistry: past, present, future. Teranishi R, ed. Westport, CT: AVI Publishing Company, 1975 Aug; 23(4):808-810
The decay of ethyl-parathion (56382) on citrus foliage was followed for 16 days post-application in 32 groves in central California. Paraoxon (311455) comprised a significant fraction of the foliar residue in all groves. In 31 fields paraoxon decayed more slowly than parathion. The combined residues of parathion and paraoxon degrade such that the hazard to workers decreases with time.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Pesticide-residues; Agricultural-workers; Organo-phosphorus-insecticides; Insecticides
None University of California 108 Earl Warren Hall Berkeley, Calif 94720
Issue of Publication
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Agricultural and food chemistry: past, present, future
University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California
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