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Document ID (ISN)25068
CIS number 76-791
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Davies J.E., Barquet A., Freed V.H., Haque R., Morgade C., Sonneborn R.E., Vaclavek C.
Title Human pesticide poisonings by a fat-soluble organophosphate insecticide.
Bibliographic information Dec. 1975, Vol.30, No.12, p.608-613. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract Unusual features observed in 5 cases of dichlofenthion poisoning (suicidal ingestion) were: delayed or mild onset of symptoms, followed by a deceptively mild latent phase, and the occurrence of severe and life-threatening cholinergic crises after 40-48h, progressing to a protracted period of variable cholinergic symptoms persisting for 5-48 days. Detailed case-reports are given. Insecticide residues were detected in fat after 54 days and in the blood after 75 days. Dichlofenthion was shown to have a partition coefficient of 137,000 (20 times that of parathion), and slow release of the compound from adipose reservoirs is suggested in explanation of the protracted clinical course.
Descriptors (primary) dichlofenthion; toxicology; insecticides; acute poisoning
Descriptors (secondary) case study; body retention; symptoms
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Esters and salts
Agricultural chemicals