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Main Title Safety of Malathion Dusting Powder for Louse Control.
Author Hayes, Jr., Wayland J. ; Mattson, Arnold M. ; Short, J. Gordon ; Witter., Robert F. ;
CORP Author Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1960
Stock Number PB-279 710
Additional Subjects Malathion ; Toxicology ; Pesticides ; Phosphorus organic compounds ; Insecticides ; Safety ; Cholinesterase ; Pest control ; Lice ; Humans ; Powder(Particles) ; Absorption(Biology) ; Males ; Experimental data ; Concentration(Composition) ; Dosage ; Skin(Anatomy) ; Tables(Data) ; Odors ; Excretion ; Urine ; Reprints ; Phosphorodithioates ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-279 710 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 12p
Abstract Because some strains of body lice are resistant to DDT and gamma-BHC, there is need for other effective, safe chemicals to control them. Malathion is known to be effective at a concentration of 1%. To test its safety, the bodies and clothing of 39 men were dusted 5 times a week for 8-16 weeks with talcum powder containing 0, 1%, 5%, and 10% malathion. Complaints about odor and skin irritation were roughly proportional to dosage. No change in blood cholinesterase activity was found, except perhaps with 10% powder. Urinary excretion of malathion-derived material was proportional to dosage. No other changes attributable to malathion were observed and the compound is considered safe for control of head and body lice.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Bull. Wld Hlth Org., 22 p503-514 1960.
Availability Notes Included in the report, Journal Articles on Toxicology. Group 7, PB-279 709.
Title Annotations Reprint: Safety of Malathion Dusting Powder for Louse Control,
PUB Date Free Form 1960
Category Codes 6T; 57Y; 68G; 68E
NTIS Prices (Order as PB-279 709, MF A01)
Primary Description 500/01
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323738764
Origin NTIS
Type CAT