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El2-Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 13 1994
UNIVERSITY PARK (Centre
Co.) Many farmers and garden
ers in Pennsylvania will be apply
ing pesticides tp protect their
plants from insect damage this
growing season. Appropriate
dress is vital, but it’s also import
ant to wash contaminated work
clothes properly, said a safety spe
cialist in Penn State’s College of
“Don’t overlook precautions
like these when using pesticides,”
said Dr. Dennis Murphy, profes
sor of agricultural engineering.
“Some safety guidelines may
seem drastic and lime-consuming,
but they will help to protect the
health of you and your family.”
If you will be applying pesti
cides, be sure to select appropriate
clothing. “Start with a wide-brim
hat, long-sleeved shirt, long pants To avoid health risks, keep con
and chemical resistant gloves,” laminated items in sealed plastic
Murphy said. “Use unlined rub- bags until they can be washed,
ber, latex, neoprene or nitrile “Wash clothes with pesticide resi
gloves. Never use leather or cloth, dues as soon as possible, but al-
Wcar sturdy work shoes or rubber W ays wash them separately from
boots, not sneakers or sandals.” other laundry,” Murphy said.
Always wear appropriate per- “Wear rubber gloves to sort and
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when handling pesticides. “The
pesticide label lists required pro
tective clothing, as well as the pro
duct manufacturer’s name and ad
dress,” Murphy said. “It may be
necessary to wear goggles, a face
shield or a respirator depending on
the label’s .guidelines.”
Your work clothes probably
will absorb some pesticide resi
dues. ‘Treat any piece of clothing
contaminated by pesticide resi
dues with extreme caution,” Mur
“Research has shown that a sin
gle washing with no pretreatment
can leave 18 to 48 percent of the
pesticide in the fabric. Some pesti
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Residues On Clothing
load contaminated clothes into the properly will help remove resi- and detergent before the washer is
washer. Discard any item that has dues. 4> Use hot water, a full water used again.”
been thoroughly saturated with level and a normal wash cycle,” When possible, hang the cloth
concentrated pesticides. Be sure to Murphy said. “Use about 1.5 ing on a line to dry rather than risk
unfold cuffs and empty pockets to times die normal amount of heavy contaminating the dryer.
remove pesticide granules, and duty deteigent and run contamin- Clean non-washables such as
use pietreatment or stain remover ated clothing through two to three hard hats, goggles, and boots with
to remove oil-based residues.” full cycles to remove all residues, hot, soapy water. Store them away
Setting the washing machine Run an empty cycle with hot water from pesticide storage areas.
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