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Main Title Dermal transfer efficiency of pesticides from turf grass to dry and wetted palms /
Author Clothier, Jackie M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lewis, Robert G.
CORP Author Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA/600/R-00/026; NERL-RTP-HEASD-00-045; EPA-68-D5-0049
Stock Number PB2000-101992
Subjects Pesticides--Toxicology ; Pesticides--Environmental aspects ; Insecticides--Environmental aspects ; Indoor air pollution
Additional Subjects Turf grasses ; Transferring ; Pesticide residues ; Hand ; Environmental exposure pathway ; Dursban ; Fungicides ; Insecticides ; Skin(Anatomy) ; Saliva ; Evaporation ; Drying ; Children ; Chlorpyrifos ; Cyfluthrin ; Chlorothalonil
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2000-101992 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 40 pages ; 28 cm
This report presents results of a study to determine the transfer of three pesticide commonly used in residential lawn care from turf grass to human skin. Formulations of the insecticides chlorpyrifos and cyfluthrin and the fungicide chlorothalonil were applied to St. Augustine grass and allowed to dry for 4 and 24 hours. After 24 hours, adult volunteers performed hand presses (left and right hands, palm only) with either dry or wetted skin. The mean (six presses) transfer efficiencies for chlorpyrifos were 0.115% for water-wetted, 0.156% for saliva-wetted, and 0.046% for dry skin. Transfer efficiencies for the other two pesticides were much higher (3.06%, 2.72%, and 1.29% for chlorothalonil and 4.02%, 4.18%, and 2.93 for cyfluthrin, respectively), but the same relationship were observed; no essential differences between saliva- and water-wetted skin and substantially lower transfer efficiencies for dry skin.
"Robert G. Lewis, work assignment manager." "EPA/600/R-00/026." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.