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Document ID (ISN)25715
CIS number 76-1612
ISSN - Serial title 1013-2058 - Schweizerische Rundschau fŘr Medizin - Revue suisse de mÚdecine - Praxis
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schlatter I.
Title Poisoning due to the herbicide Paraquat
Original title Vergiftungen mit dem Unkrautvertilgungsmittel Paraquat [in German]
Bibliographic information 6 July 1976, Vol.65, No.27, p.837-843. 40 ref.
Abstract Since 1966, over 200 deaths have been reported in the world following ingestion of small quantities of this compound. The cause of death was generally progressive lung fibrosis. Of the 11 cases of paraquat poisoning reported to the Swiss Toxicological Information Centre in Zurich between 1966 and 1975, 6 were fatal. They are described - with the most important therapeutic measures - in detail. The 5 survivors showed no signs of lung damage. The effects of splashes onto the eyes or skin are also briefly described.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; paraquat; acute poisoning
Descriptors (secondary) Switzerland; case study; medical treatment; pulmonary fibrosis; fatalities; paraquat chloride
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Agricultural chemicals