Pest Control Protective Clothing

Pest Control Protective Clothing

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Caption: Operative donning protective clothing in preparation to deal with an insect infestation with a chemical insecticide. The hat with the veil, the gauntlets and the white protective suit help to prevent being stung by wasps etc. and together with the face mask protect the operative from contamination and ingestion of the toxic dry powder insecticide. These insecticides are not available to the public but only to users who have undergone professional training in their application and proper use. Bendiocarb, an acutely toxic carbamate insecticide, is commonly used in wasp nest control. It is in the World Health Organization (WHO) class II for acute toxicity indicating that it is moderately hazardous to humans if ingested or absorbed through the skin. It also has adverse ecological effects, similar to the organophosphates, and can kill birds at low doses. Its use is banned in the US and is under consideration in the EU.

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Keywords: carbamate, chemical hazard, decontamination, disposable clothing, ecological effects, environment, facemask, hat, health and safety, ingesion, inhalation, insecticide, masks, organophosphates, stings, toxic chemicals, training, veil, visor, world health organization

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