Protection of pesticide applicators.
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 1979 Aug; :1-108
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.
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