Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due to a Herbicide (barban)

  • Hogan, D. J.;
  • Lane, P. R.


Canadian farmers are using increasing amounts of herbicides. Often they do not use adequate skin protection. Two cases of severe allergic contact dermatitis due to the herbicide barban are described. Patch testing with various substances, including barban, confirmed the diagnosis. Sensitization studies in guinea pigs and in one of the authors showed that barban is a potent sensitizer. It is recommended that if skin contact with barban occurs the skin be washed immediately with soap and wa er.


JOURNAL: Can Med Assoc J. 1985; 132(4): 387-389.

Note: Canadian Medical Association Journal.

NLOM ID#: 85124198 .

Publication #: 85124198

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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