|Document ID (ISN)||107370|
|Convention or series no.
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
||Paraquat - Health and safety guide
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1991. 36p. Illus. 20 ref.
||http://www.inchem.org/documents/hsg/hsg/hsg051.htm [in English]
||This document provides practical guidance on the application of exposure limitation guidelines contained in Environmental Health Criteria 39 (see CIS 86-214). Contents: identity and uses of paraquat; human health hazards; health surveillance and first aid; safety in storage and use; environmental hazards; summary of chemical safety information for use in the workplace; current regulations and guidelines. Paraquat is highly toxic and often fatal if swallowed. Contact with liquid products can cause severe damage to the skin or eyes. Inhalation causes irritation of the respiratory system.
||IPCS; health hazards; health engineering; paraquat
||poisoning; disposal of harmful waste; irritants; ILO; UNEP; WHO; data sheet; storage; permissible levels; first aid; containment of spills; fire protection; legislation; labelling
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)