|Document ID (ISN)||19288|
|Convention or series no.
(I. Internationales Symposium der Werksńrzte der chemischen Industrie)
||Therapy for percutaneous phenol poisoning
||Therapiem÷glichkeiten bei perkutaner Phenolvergiftung [in German]|
||Medichem, BASF ─rztliche Abteilung, 67 Ludwigshafen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1972. 4p.
||Paper read at the 1st International Symposium of Plant Physicians of the Chemical Industry (Ludwigshafen, 27-29 April 1972). Emergency treatment of skin contact with phenol is a controversial matter and animal experiments were undertaken to clarify the situation. It was found that irrigation with water has an considerable detoxifying effect. Polyethyleneglycol 400 had the most pronounced effect by far; polyethyleneglycol 300 also proved highly effective. It is recommended that phenol skin contamination should be treated by brief water irrigation followed by decontamination with polyethyleneglycol. Intravenous administration of sodium bicarbonate is advocated in in very severe cases. (For the complete proceedings of this symposium, see CIS 73-32).
||phenol; acute poisoning; medical treatment; phenols; skin absorption
||report; Germany (Federal Republic of); ingestion; washing; burns; sodium bicarbonate; animal experiments; polyethylene glycol; drinking water; conference; first aid
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Broad subject area(s)
||Phenols and phenolic compounds