Exposure to Paraquat Through Skin Absorption: Clinical and Laboratory Observations of Accidental Splashing on Healthy Skin of Agricultural Workers

  • Hoffer, E.;
  • Taitelman, Uri Z.


Data concerning 15 consecutive cases of single exposure of the skin or eyes during work to paraquat solutions are presented. Urine and serum were analyzed for paraquat in all these cases at the laboratory of the Israel Poison Information Center. From these data it is apparent that a single exposure of healthy skin to paraquat solutions caused only local lesions. No systemic effect was detected in these patients.


JOURNAL: Hum Toxicol. 1989; 8(6): 483-485.

Note: Human Toxicology.

NLOM ID#: 90077460 .

Publication #: 90077460

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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