Document Type

Other

Publication Date

6-1-2002

Keywords

selection, care, personal protection, pesticide protection

Extension Number

ExEx 8124

Department

Plant Science

Description

Pesticides can enter the body through inhalation or accidental ingestion. However, the most common and least understood means of poisoning is through skin absorption. Whether liquid spray or granular, all forms of pesticide can soil your clothes, putting them in close contact with your skin where they may be absorbed. Granules may not stick to fabrics or leave evidence of soiling, but cotton fabrics may hold their pesticide residues.

Comments

Updated June 2002.

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