|Document ID (ISN)||44503|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Fascicule 16048 C15, 12-1984
||Garnier R., Bismuth C.
||Paraquat [in French]|
||Intoxications, 1984, 8p. 90 ref.
||This encyclopaedia article provides up-to-date information on paraquat, one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture. Aspects covered: uses; toxicity; toxicokinetics; mechanism of action; localised or general effects in the body; treatment; technical preventive measures applied before, during or after use; medical prevention. The role of the occupational physician is to prevent people with skin or respiratory problems from working with paraquat, to inform workers of the risks of working with the substance and to maintain a medical surveillance programme (involving a clinical examination and radio-immunological determination of paraquat in urine at least every six months).
||herbicides; poisoning; agriculture; toxicology; paraquat
||acute poisoning; chronic poisoning; determination in urine; encyclopaedia; data sheet; medical supervision
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)