selection, care, personal protection, pesticide protection
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.
Extension Service, Cooperative, "Personal Pesticide Protection - Selection and Care" (2002). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 320.
Updated June 2002.