|Document ID (ISN)||107371|
|Convention or series no.
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
||Diquat - Health and safety guide
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1991. 31p. Illus. 20 ref.
||http://www.inchem.org/documents/hsg/hsg/hsg052.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 diquat; 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. Diquat is toxic and can be fatal if swallowed. It is irritating to the skin, eyes and respiratory system; concentrated material may cause blisters and affect nails.
||IPCS; health hazards; health engineering; diquat
||disposal of harmful waste; irritants; ILO; UNEP; WHO; labelling; data sheet; permissible levels; first aid; containment of spills; fire protection; legislation; storage
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)