Investigation of Possible Pesticide Residues and Toxic Effects Associated With Sleeping Bag Components.
Pesticide special investigations,
ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Feathersdown used for filling sleeping bags were submitted for pesticide residue determination and skin irritation studies. DDT and DDT metabolites were the only pesticides found. The range was 10.13-1187.12 parts per million DDTR. A control sample contained 2.95 parts per million DDTR. The levels found are below the recommended treatment levels for this product. No irritation was found as the result of primary skin irritation studies. Author