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Document ID (ISN)25382
CIS number 76-1110
ISBN(s) 92-4120560-1
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Title Chemical and biochemical methodology for the assessment of hazards of pesticides for man - Report of a WHO Scientific Group.
Original title Dangers des pesticides pour l'homme: Méthodes chimiques et biochimiques d'évaluation - Rapport d'un Groupe scientifique de l'OMS. [in French]
Bibliographic information Technical Report Series No.560, World Health Organization, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1975. 48 ref. Price: SF.6.00.
Abstract This is the report of a meeting held in Geneva on 17-23 Sep. 1974. The Group studied the recommendations made by the WHO Expert Committee on Insecticides and discussed the following subjects: use of pesticides in public health vector control, hazards to man from exposure to pesticides, importance of chemical and biochemical methods in public health programmes; determination of exposure and absorption of pesticides in man (measurement of inhalation and dermal exposure, chemical analysis of biological materials for pesticides and metabolites, specific compounds, biochemical analysis, determination of cholinesterase activity in human blood, etc.); determination of pesticides and degradation products in environment materials; and analytical methods. The recommendations covered environment samples, mechanism of pesticide action, cholinesterase determination, simple analytical techniques, field trials and new application techniques, and information exchange.
Descriptors (primary) WHO; chemical analysis; determination in biological matter; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) report; organophosphorus compounds; cholinesterase; exposure evaluation; spectrophotometry; sampling methods; enzyme activity determination; chromatography; chlorinated hydrocarbons
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals