First published in 2001, the agricultural industry no longer represents the only group that comes into contact with pesticides on a daily basis. We now have monthly and yearly pest control services, and cans of insecticide within easy reach in our homes and offices. All these factors increase the incidence of pesticide dermatosis seen by occupational health and safety professionals around the world.
The diagnosis, management, and prevention of contact dermatitis remain the most important clinical dermatological skill that occupational safety and health professionals must acquire. With its international list of contributors, Pesticide Dermatoses presents a comprehensive review of existing information on the skin effects of pesticides, including animal toxicology and human use. Lavishly illustrated with clinical photographs, chemical structure diagrams, and scientific diagrams, it allows you to quickly grasp clinical reactions, chemical structures, and scientific principles.
The book explores the effects of pesticides on the skin and gives methods for the diagnosis and treatment of such exposures. The authors discuss workplace management issues in a concise manner on a chemical-by-chemical basis. Case studies provide actual clinical situations. Pesticide Dermatoses will help you acquire diagnosis, management, and prevention skills while enhancing your knowledge and understanding of pesticide induced contact dermatosis.
Table of Contents
Methods for Testing the Irritation and Sensitization Potential of Agricultural Chemicals, S.J. Basir and H.I. Maibach
Basic Patterns in Clinical Dermatology, H. Penagos
Diagnostic Methods, A-L. Chew and H. Maibach
Treatment and Case Management Issues, M. O'Malley
Work Activities and Patterns of Skin Exposure to Pesticides, M. O'Malley
Basic Epidemiology in the Investigation of Skin Disease, M. O'Malley
The Reported Skin Effects of Pesticides by Use and Structural Category, H. Penagos, W. Manuskiatti, K. Abrams, D.J. Hogan, M.D., H.I. Maibach, M. O'Malley
The International Experience With the Skin Effects of Pesticides, M. O'Malley, H. Penagos, L.C. Salazar, A. Cannavo, L. Mirande, T.J. Ferguson
Ia - Short Questionnaire and Examination form, M. O'Malley
Ib - The Tuohilampi Questionnaire, P. Susitaival
II - Suggested Patch Test Concentrations, M. O'Malley, H. Penagos, H.I. Maibach
III - Pesticide Handler Database Information From the California Pesticide Illness Registry, M. O'Malley
Homero Penagos, Michael O'Malley, Howard I. Maibach