SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

The Effect of Seams and Closures on Pesticide Penetration Through Fabric


Seam and/or zipper closures were evaluated as barriers to pesticides by using a multilayer sample. The sample was exposed to a spray solution of either dicofol or etridiazole using a laboratory spray chamber. The samples were solvent extracted and the extracts were analyzed by High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC). This study found that the plain seam, and the lapped traditional zipper provided the best barrier to specific pesticides.

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Dimit, CA
DeRoyal Industries, Inc., TN
Easter, EP
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
DeJonge, JO
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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Developed by Committee: F23
Pages: 418–426
DOI: 10.1520/STP19177S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5194-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1430-2