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Document ID (ISN)25473
CIS number 76-1337
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Author(s) García Rico A.M., Garcés J., Más J., Nolla R.
Title Collective acute methyl bromide poisoning
Original title Intoxication aiguë collective par le bromure de méthyle. [in French]
Bibliographic information Traduction INRS 104 B-75, Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1975. 20p. 14 ref.
Abstract Translation of: Intoxicación aguda colectiva por bromuro de metilo. Medicina clínica, Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 1974, Vol.63, No.6, p.291-296. 14 ref. (CIS 75-1032). 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 prior to sailing). Symptoms, case history, clinical picture, differential diagnosis, aetiology, pathogenesis, anatomical and 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; translation; ship holds
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Water transportation