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Document ID (ISN)25690
CIS number 76-1392
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive, London.
Title Guidance note: fumigation using methyl bromide (bromomethane).
Bibliographic information General Series/1, H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, June 1976. 12p. 16 ref.
Abstract This guidance note contains sections devoted to: hazards of methyl bromide (skin burns; massive accumulation of fluid in lungs following inhalation of high concentrations; damage to brain and nervous system and possibly to kidneys); employers' and workers' responsibilities; qualifications and duties of operators; compliance of fumigant with British Standards (cylinders; cans; storage and transport; warning agents); detecting equipment; precautions (halide detector lamp; gas detector tubes); fumigation of buildings, of stacks of commodities, of ships, freight containers, soil and compost in greenhouses, etc. Data on properties of methyl bromide, methods of protection, protective clothing, first aid and medical treatment, legislation and documentation are appended.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; crop protection; fumigants; methyl bromide
Descriptors (secondary) first aid; respirators; health hazards; responsibilities; legislation; directive; toxic atmosphere detection; safe working methods
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Agricultural chemicals