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Document ID (ISN)19288
CIS number 73-35
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Henschler D.
(I. Internationales Symposium der Werksńrzte der chemischen Industrie)
Title Therapy for percutaneous phenol poisoning
Original title Therapiem÷glichkeiten bei perkutaner Phenolvergiftung [in German]
Bibliographic information Medichem, BASF ─rztliche Abteilung, 67 Ludwigshafen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1972. 4p.
Abstract 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).
Descriptors (primary) phenol; acute poisoning; medical treatment; phenols; skin absorption
Descriptors (secondary) report; Germany (Federal Republic of); ingestion; washing; burns; sodium bicarbonate; animal experiments; polyethylene glycol; drinking water; conference; first aid
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Phenols and phenolic compounds
Alcohols