Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Community & Environmental Health
Community Health Education
Gregory H. Frazer
David A. M. Sterling
Jefferey E. Drifmeyer
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.C48P75
This study explores the feasibility of using an applied soil repellent finish, Scotchgard, on 100% cotton denim fabric in order to enhance the removal of atrazine and alachlor residue during the laundering process. The experimental findings provided no statistically significant evidence that Scotchgard fabric protector reduced pesticide residuals on the 100% cotton denim fabric either before or after laundering. A significant finding secondary to the study involved the possible interaction of Scotchgard with the pesticide alachlor, leaving greater amounts of residual on the fabric after laundering than those found with no fabric treatment. This suggests that agricultural workers be cautioned against using Scotchgard fabric protector as a means of protection from pesticide liquids until further studies can be conducted and a data registry established.
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Prior, Sandra L..
"Effects of Applied Soil Repellent Finish on Pesticide Residues in Work Clothing"
(1990). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Community & Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/fhsw-xr48