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Document ID (ISN)20990
CIS number 74-1100
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Title Safe use of pesticides - Twentieth report of the WHO Expert Committee on Insecticides.
Original title Sécurité d'emploi des pesticides - Vingtième rapport du Comité OMS d'experts des insecticides. [in French]
Bibliographic information Technical Report Series No.513, World Health Organization, Genève, Switzerland, 1973. 54p. 10 ref. Price: £0.40; US-$1.00; SF.4.00.
Abstract Report of a meeting held at Geneva (Switzerland) from 10-16 Oct. 1972. Sections are devoted to: insecticides in public health (DDT: WHO programme for evaluation and testing of new insecticides; ultra-low-volume application (operator hazards and hazards to third parties); aircraft disinsection and alternative methods of insect control); molluscicides in public health (hazards to operators, the general population and other organisms; compounds of immediate interest; studies of new molluscicides); rodenticides in public health; health aspects of pesticides not directly associated with vector control (data sheets, classification of pesticides, medical services and emergency aid, education in toxicology, and protective clothing); progress in diagnosis and treatment. An annex gives a summary of treatment of poisoning with insecticides (carbamates, organophosphorus and organochlorine compounds).
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; WHO; medical supervision; health hazards; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; molluscicides; DDT; insecticides; conference; diagnosis; crop protection; hazard evaluation; medical treatment; rodenticides
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals