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Document ID (ISN)24211
CIS number 76-216
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. 20460, USA.
Title Diagnosis and treatment of poisoning by pesticides.
Bibliographic information PB-227 053/6WJ, National Technical Information Service, Springfield,, Virginia 22151, USA, 1974. 15p. Illus. 12 ref. Price: Photocopy US-$4.00/Microfiche US-$1.45.
Abstract This publication, which was produced as part of an intensive short-term educational programme, Project Safeguard, designed to train farmers in the safe use of replacement chemicals for DDT, outlines the characteristics of organophosphorus pesticides (the signs and symptoms of parathion poisoning are tabulated), carbamates, and chlorinated hydrocarbons, with sections devoted to diagnosis and treatment (including a table on determination of exposure from biological samples), modes of poisoning, and prevention. 7 case histories of poisoning are presented from the literature. Sources of information about pesticides. A classification of organophosphate poisoning into latent, mild, moderate and severe cases is given in a table, based principally on parathion and methyl parathion poisoning.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; crop protection; diagnosis; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) parathion; case study; organophosphorus compounds; carbamates; methyl parathion; chlorinated hydrocarbons; medical treatment; safety and health training; symptoms
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals