STP900

    Fabric Parameters and Pesticide Characteristics That Impact on Dermal Exposure of Applicators

    Published: Jan 1986


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    Abstract

    Fabric functional finish and formulation of pesticides are factors that contribute to pesticide wicking, wetting, and penetration. Fluorocarbon soil-repellent finishes inhibit contamination of the fabric and of sentinel pads. An undergarment layer offers better protection than does a single layer. Spun-bonded olefin offers protection of the same magnitude as soil-repellent finishes. Methyl parathion residues after laundering were similar for the unfinished fabric, the durable-press finished fabric, and the soilrepellent finished fabric, but the initial contamination of the soil-repellent finished fabric was only 20% of that of the other two fabrics.

    Keywords:

    functional finish, soil-repellent finish, durable-press finish, pesticide soiling, wicking, wetting, pesticide penetration, pesticide residues, laundering, cotton/polyester blends, protective clothing


    Author Information:

    Laughlin, JM
    Professor and instructorprofessorassociate professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

    Easley, CB
    Professor and instructorprofessorassociate professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

    Gold, RE
    Professor and instructorprofessorassociate professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

    Hill, RM
    Professor and instructorprofessorassociate professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


    Paper ID: STP17310S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.96

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17310S


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