Accession Number:

AD0733674

Title:

An Investigation of Possible Sensitivity Reactions to Paraformaldehyde Used for Sterilizing Boots.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE N C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Forty Marines wore a boot disinfected with paraformaldehyde on one foot and an untreated boot on the other for ten working days. Occlusive patch tests applied before and after exposure were negative in all subjects. Examination of the subjects feet failed to reveal any dermatitis secondary to the paraformaldehyde treatment. Within the time limits of this study, the use of paraformaldehyde appears to be a safe and economical method of sterilizing boots. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE