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Document ID (ISN)34632
CIS number 80-1976
ISSN - Serial title 0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wilson R., Lovejoy F.H., Jaeger R.J., Landrigan P.L.
Title Acute phosphine poisoning aboard a grain freighter.
Bibliographic information 11 July 1980, Vol.244, No.2, p.148-150. 16 ref.
Abstract 29 of 31 crew members became acutely ill after inhaling the fumigant phosphine aboard a grain freighter. The main symptoms were headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, paraesthesia, ataxia, intention tremor, and diplopia. Phosphine gas had escaped from the holds through a cable housing located near the midships ventilation intake and around hatch covers on the forward deck. Details are given of medical history and physical examination, laboratory data, follow-up studies, and an environmental survey.
Descriptors (primary) phosphine; sea transport; fumigants
Descriptors (secondary) acute poisoning
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Water transportation
Inorganic substances