Roundup on skin

jivkoss

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Hello,

at my job as a gardener, I spray roundup 5-6 times per year from 9 to 12 o'clock in the mornings. I accidentally spilled about 300ml of roundup on my skin twice. The roundup was diluted (200ml of roundup to 8l of water). I took a shower 2h after the accidents. After the second accident, my skin felt itchy, I suppose because of the roundup. Does anyone has had a similar experience and can you tell me what are the dangers? I read roundup is very toxic.
 

Highland Mule

Member
Livestock Farmer
Hello,

at my job as a gardener, I spray roundup 5-6 times per year from 9 to 12 o'clock in the mornings. I accidentally spilled about 300ml of roundup on my skin twice. The roundup was diluted (200ml of roundup to 8l of water). I took a shower 2h after the accidents. After the second accident, my skin felt itchy, I suppose because of the roundup. Does anyone has had a similar experience and can you tell me what are the dangers? I read roundup is very toxic.
Go back to wherever you had your (legally required) formal training and check with the trainer there. I’d say they are most likely to know your specific circumstances.

If you’re doing any spraying without legal certification, stop right away.
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
Hello,

at my job as a gardener, I spray roundup 5-6 times per year from 9 to 12 o'clock in the mornings. I accidentally spilled about 300ml of roundup on my skin twice. The roundup was diluted (200ml of roundup to 8l of water). I took a shower 2h after the accidents. After the second accident, my skin felt itchy, I suppose because of the roundup. Does anyone has had a similar experience and can you tell me what are the dangers? I read roundup is very toxic.
You will be fine.

Next time wear the correct ppe and take more care (y)
 

Mc115reed

Member
Hello,

at my job as a gardener, I spray roundup 5-6 times per year from 9 to 12 o'clock in the mornings. I accidentally spilled about 300ml of roundup on my skin twice. The roundup was diluted (200ml of roundup to 8l of water). I took a shower 2h after the accidents. After the second accident, my skin felt itchy, I suppose because of the roundup. Does anyone has had a similar experience and can you tell me what are the dangers? I read roundup is very toxic.
You accidentally spilled 300ml of round you on your arm? What did you do fill a fudgeing coke bottle and pour it down your arm?
 

jivkoss

Member
You accidentally spilled 300ml of round you on your arm? What did you do fill a fudgeing coke bottle and pour it down your arm?
It spilled out of the container I spray with. I wear it on my back and I accidentally bend down and it spilled on my left arm and neck.
 

Chae1

Member
Location
Aberdeenshire
Hello,

at my job as a gardener, I spray roundup 5-6 times per year from 9 to 12 o'clock in the mornings. I accidentally spilled about 300ml of roundup on my skin twice. The roundup was diluted (200ml of roundup to 8l of water). I took a shower 2h after the accidents. After the second accident, my skin felt itchy, I suppose because of the roundup. Does anyone has had a similar experience and can you tell me what are the dangers? I read roundup is very toxic.
It has been linked to cancer. I would get tested immediately.
 

melted welly

Member
Location
DD9.
It spilled out of the container I spray with. I wear it on my back and I accidentally bend down and it spilled on my left arm and neck.
is it glyphosate? Thought that was off the market for domestic non professional use.

If it’s the household stuff it’s not glyphosate, it’s pelargonic acid.

Treat it like any chemical burn, run cold water on it for 15mins and monitor, if reaction increases then seek medical advice. And have the product label handy as per your training.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
It spilled out of the container I spray with. I wear it on my back and I accidentally bend down and it spilled on my left arm and neck.
Pics , or make,of container?

No disrespect, but my "Guardian journalist" senses are tingling.

We're assuming you have the correct spraying certificates, nroso membership, PPE, and your equipment is regularly checked to be in good order. Are you employed or self employed?
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
It has been linked to cancer. I would get tested immediately.
I know that’s probably posted tongue in cheek but as a comment it may not help us.
300ml of diluted glyphosate on skin is of such low risk that it’s not worth losing any sleep over. If it was a problem there would have been a whole host of spray operators with a problem. I reckon I’ve had exposure to a lot more than 300ml of dilutes product in almost 40 years of crop spraying.
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
Hello,

at my job as a gardener, I spray roundup 5-6 times per year from 9 to 12 o'clock in the mornings. I accidentally spilled about 300ml of roundup on my skin twice. The roundup was diluted (200ml of roundup to 8l of water). I took a shower 2h after the accidents. After the second accident, my skin felt itchy, I suppose because of the roundup. Does anyone has had a similar experience and can you tell me what are the dangers? I read roundup is very toxic.
200ml in 8L?? That’s pretty strong mix. What was the g a.i./l of glyphosate in the product you used?
 
Hello,

at my job as a gardener, I spray roundup 5-6 times per year from 9 to 12 o'clock in the mornings. I accidentally spilled about 300ml of roundup on my skin twice. The roundup was diluted (200ml of roundup to 8l of water). I took a shower 2h after the accidents. After the second accident, my skin felt itchy, I suppose because of the roundup. Does anyone has had a similar experience and can you tell me what are the dangers? I read roundup is very toxic.
Roundup is NOT very toxic!!! Who told you it was...or where have you read that it is?
 

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