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Título: Airborne irritant contact dermatitis and conjunctivitis after occupational exposure to chlorothalonil in textiles
Autor: Lensen, G
Jungbauer, F
Gonçalo, Margarida
Coenraads, PJ
Palavras-chave: Dermatite Irritante
Dermatite Ocupacional
Exposição Ocupacional
Fungicidas Industriais
Data: 2007
Editora: Wiley
Citação: Contact Dermatitis. 2007 Sep;57(3):181-6.
Resumo: Chlorothalonil (tetrachloro-1,3-benzenedicarbonitrile, CAS 1897-45-6) is a pesticide that has been on the market for many years. It is used as a fungicide in agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture; as a wood preservative; and in paint. We report an epidemic of airborne irritant contact dermatitis, conjunctivitis, and upper airway complaints among seamstresses in a Portuguese trailer tent factory, which we attribute to chlorothalonil. All exposed workers had work-related skin symptoms. After patch testing, we showed that none of these were of allergic origin. Instead of allergic reactions, we noticed a delayed type of irritation after 72 hr to chlorothalonil and to the textile extracts containing high concentrations of chlorothalonil. Although allergic and irritant contact dermatitis from chlorothalonil has been described before, this is, as far as we know, the first time that a delayed type of dermatitis, conjunctivitis, and upper airway irritation after exposure to chlorothalonil in tent-cloth is described.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.4/731
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