TEST OF HAMMOCK, JUNGLE, IMPREGNATED WITH 'PREVENTOL G-4'
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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Because a number of cases of dermatitis occurred in women working with canvas impregnated with the anti-mildew agent Preventol G-4, hammocks similarly impregnated were tested to determine whether dermatitis occurred in soldiers sleeping in them. Tests were of two types Patch tests and sleeping tests. Conclusions No dermatitis which could be attributed to the hammock developed in any subject. There was the usual prickly heat and scattered papular eruption on the thigh, abdomen, groin and buttocks which is almost universal in men living in hot environments. These lesions were notably prevalent in areas covered by shorts, and thus not directly exposed to hammock surfaces. In 112 men to whom patch tests were applied, there was no instance of irritation or erythema with initial contacts of 24 or 48 hours. In the 95 on whom a second patch was applied in the same spot 10 days after the first there were no sensitization reactions.
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