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