Traduction en anglais : Effect of Removal of indoor carpet floorings pretreated with pyrethroids on the health of inhabitants.
Effect of Removal of Indoor Carpet Floorings Pretreated with Pyrethroids on the Health of inhabitants : 80 clients of a mobile unit for environmental quality testing were contacted after monitoring for potential toxic substances in their homes or places of work.
Elevated concentrations of pyrethroids (in all cases at least permethrin) were found in these 80 cases in dust or materials, mainly because of pyrethroid treated carpetings.
The clients were questioned whether they removed one or all of the contaminated carpets.
Furthermore, they were questioned as to their state of health and the period of time which had passed since the carpets were removed. 75 of the 80 contacted clients had initially called the mobile unit for environmental quality testing because of health impairments, whereas 5 clients had done this only for preventive reasons. 47 (59%) of the contacted clients had removed all carpetings which were contaminated with permethrin. 8 (10%) clients had got rid of a part of the contaminated carpets and 25 (31%) clients did not remove any carpet. 39 (83%) of the clients who had removed all contaminated carpetings, described a complete or at least partial improvement of their complaints.
The complaints of 6 (13%) clients did not improve despite removal of their carpets. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Insecticide, Pesticide, Tapis moquette, Pollution intérieur, Pollution air, Poussière, Toxicité, Homme, Logement habitation, Pyréthrinoïde, Perméthrine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Insecticide, Pesticides, Moquette carpet, Indoor pollution, Air pollution, Dust, Toxicity, Human, Housing, Pyrethroids, Permethrin
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0144210
Code Inist : 002B03G. Création : 21/05/1997.