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Document ID (ISN)39669
CIS number 83-717
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Adrien J.
Title Organic insecticides and acaricides in agriculture. Current risks and their prevention in plant and soil treatment
Original title Insecticides et acaricides organiques en milieu agricole. Risques actuels et prévention lors du traitement des végétaux et des sols [in French]
Bibliographic information Université de Paris V, Faculté de médecine Necker-Enfants-Malades, Paris, France, 1983. 84p. 64 ref.
Abstract Part 1 of this MD thesis deals with the toxicology of insecticides and acaricides widely used in agriculture and approved by French legislation: active ingredients, effect on insects, commercial formulations, treatment equipment and methods. Part 2 considers the occupational hazards (dependent on the product, equipment, working conditions, and the route of entry and mode of action of the substance). Symptoms are described by involved site. Part 3 deals with safety and health measures; these are difficult to apply since most agricultural workers using these substances are unskilled and unaware of the dangers. They relate to the product, the equipment and the workers themselves (health education and personal protective equipment). The agricultural physician is involved in medical prevention and in the clinical and paraclinical supervision of agricultural workers. Compensation for occupational diseases is considered.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; toxicology; insecticides; acaricides
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; routes of entry; France; storage; medical supervision; warning notices; personal protective equipment; particulate removing respirators; thesis
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals