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Document ID (ISN)107371
CIS number 07-1422
ISBN(s) 92-4-151052-8
Year 1991
Convention or series no. HSG 52
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Diquat - Health and safety guide
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1991. 31p. Illus. 20 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; health hazards; health engineering; diquat
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; irritants; ILO; UNEP; WHO; labelling; data sheet; permissible levels; first aid; containment of spills; fire protection; legislation; storage
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds