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Mercury Exposure from Exterior Latex Paint
Abstract In the United States, mercury has been routinely used as a biocide to preserve exterior latex paint. Although the concentration of mercury in exterior latex paints can be up to 1500 mg/L,Expand
Acute health effects from community exposure to N-propyl mercaptan from an ethoprop (Mocap)-treated potato field in Siskiyou County, California.
Elevated health effects were found among those who reported smelling a strong odor and it is recommended that human exposures to n-propyl mercaptan be minimized to the extent practicable. Expand
Health symptoms and occupational exposure to flea control products among California pet handlers.
A statewide telephone survey of health symptoms associated with occupational exposure to flea control products among California pet handlers was conducted in 1987 and eye and skin symptoms and unusual tiredness were elevated among workers who applied flea Control products to animals or facilities. Expand
Protecting agricultural applicators from over-exposure to cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides: perspectives from the California programme.
California's requirement for medical supervision of applicators regularly handling Toxicity Category I and II organophosphate and carbamate cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides is examined from aExpand
A crisis of community anxiety and mistrust: the Medfly eradication project in Santa Clara County, California, 1981-82.
The successful measures taken by State health workers to counteract the anxiety created by the announcement of a plan to commence aerial application of malathion bait over a large urban area in California are described. Expand
Pesticide food poisoning from contaminated watermelons in California, 1985.
On July 4, 1985, California and other western states experienced the largest known outbreak of food-borne pesticide illness ever to occur in North America, attributed to watermelons contaminated through the illegal or accidental use of aldicarb by a few farmers in one part of the state. Expand
Cholinesterase activity depression among California agricultural pesticide applicators.
Pesticides most frequently associated with cholinesterase depressions exceeding California threshold values included mevinphos (Phosdrin), oxydemeton methyl (Metasystox-R), methomyl (Lannate), and acephate (Orthene); these pesticides included organophosphates in toxicity categories I and II and one carbamate in toxicity category I. Expand
Effect of chlorine dioxide water disinfection on hematologic and serum parameters of renal dialysis patients.
A study of the blood chemistry parameters of 20 renal dialysis patients was undertaken when a local water district introduced chlorine dioxide (CIO2) as a disinfectant at the filtration plantExpand
Assessment of acute health effects from the Medfly Eradication Project in Santa Clara County, California.
Results indicated no detectable increase in acute morbidity and a decrease in anxiety-related symptoms after aerial application of malathion bait over a large urban area. Expand
Integrating risk management and risk communication into a risk assessment of a Medfly eradication project in California
Abstract Health officials are increasingly recognizing that a successful approach to assess and manage health-related issues associated with human exposure to environmental chemicals is to integrateExpand