Accession Number : ADA000697

Title :   Assessment of Relative Toxicity of Candidate Louse Toxicant ENT-27386-Gc Ethyl Mercaptophenylacetate, S-Ester with O,O-Dimethyl Phosphorodithioate. Part II. Evaluation of Data from Animal Exposures with Recommendations Regarding Field Test Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 73-Apr 74,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Lovre,Stanton C. , Jr. ; Weeks,Maurice H.

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The technical grade compound produced no primary irritation to the intact or abraded skin of rabbits and no rabbit eye irritation. However, a single 24-hour application of either the technical grade chemical or a one percent formulation in pyrax powder to intact rabbit skin caused a reduction in blood cholinesterase activity. Under the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General; the Armed Forces Pest Control Board; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is recommended that ENT-27386-Gc formulated as a one percent dust in pyrax powder not be approved for field testing involving application to human skin. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Lice, *Toxicology, *Insect repellents, Bioassay, Rabbits, Skin(Anatomy), Laboratory animals, Experimental data, Sensitivity, Response(Biology), Exposure(Physiology), Cholinesterase, Enzymes, Humans

Subject Categories : Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE