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Document ID (ISN)101475
CIS number 03-64
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for methyl parathion (Update)
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology/Toxicology Information Branch, 1600 Clifton Road NE, E-29, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, Sep. 2001. xix, 226p. Illus. Approx. 770 ref.
Internet access http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp48.html [in English]
Abstract This profile was prepared in accordance with guidelines set by the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the EPA. The key literature related to the toxic effects of methyl parathion is identified and reviewed. Contents: public health statement; health effects; chemical and physical information; production, import, use and disposal; potential for human exposure; analytical methods; regulations and advisories; glossary. Health hazards include: neurological effects due the inhibition of the activity of acetylcholinesterase (tremor, convulsions, death); arrhythmia; cardiovascular lesions; miosis (pinpoint pupils). Neuropsychiatric disorders have been reported after chronic exposure.
Descriptors (primary) USA; insecticides; methyl parathion; toxicity evaluation; health hazards; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; acetylcholinesterase; cardiological effects; exposure evaluation; criteria document; neuropsychic effects; legislation; determination in biological matter; glossary; neurological effects
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Esters and salts
Agricultural chemicals