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Document ID (ISN)23097
CIS number 75-1032
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7753 - Medicina clínica
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) García Rico A.M., Garcés J., Más J., Nolla R.
Title Collective acute methyl bromide poisoning
Original title Intoxicación aguda colectiva por bromuro de metilo [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1974, Vol.63, No.6, p.291-296. 14 ref.
Abstract Description of a case of collective poisoning involving a group of 13 seamen (of whom 2 died) who entered the hold of a ship carrying a natural fertiliser cargo (ground cattle bones which had been treated with methyl bromide as an insecticide before sailing). Symptoms, case history, clinical picture, differential diagnosis, aetiology, pathogenesis, pathological findings. Description of symptoms of chronic poisoning. Treatment. The authors recommend that the use of methyl bromide as a disinfectant in enclosed spaces should be prohibited.
Descriptors (primary) acute poisoning; dock work; disinfectants; toxicology; methyl bromide
Descriptors (secondary) case study; aetiology; symptoms; pathogenesis; diagnosis; medical treatment; ship holds
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Water transportation