The best management practice for clothing during pesticide application is daily laundering. It's a simple way to make sure pesticide exposure is kept to a minimum.
If you don't do your own laundry, make sure the person who does this task has rubber gloves to handle pesticide-soiled clothes. Then follow these tips for laundering pesticide-soiled clothes:
For further information, contact the County Extension office for a copy of the new publication, Learn About Pesticides and Clothes, Pm-1265f.
This news release was distributed by Iowa State University Extension as part of the Safe Farm program. Safe Farm promotes health and safety in agriculture. It is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Iowa State University, and a network of groups that serve Iowa farm workers and their families. Distribution date: June 1992.
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