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Document ID (ISN)39712
CIS number 83-796
ISBN(s) 92-4-120677-2
Year 1982
Convention or series no. OMS Série de Rapports techniques 677 WHO Technical Report Series 677
Title Recommended health-limits in occupational exposure to pesticides
Original title Exposition professionnelle aux pesticides: limites recommandées d'exposition professionnelle à visée sanitaire [in French]
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Avenue Appia, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1982. 110p. Illus. 303 ref. Price: SF.8.00.
Abstract Report of a WHO study group (Geneva, 15-22 June 1981) on health-based limits for occupational exposure to carbaryl, malathion, lindane and 4,6-dinitro-o-cresol. For each pesticide, sections cover: properties, uses, health hazards; metabolism; assessment of exposure; relationship between exposure and effects; conclusions regarding exposure limits; recommendations; research possibilities. Tentative limits for airborne concentrations of carbaryl and lindane are proposed but airborne limits are not recommended for malathion and dinitrocresol. Procedures for monitoring these 2 substances in blood are recommended.
Descriptors (primary) WHO; lindane; malathion; pesticides; carbaryl; dinitrocresols
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; metabolic process; blood monitoring; exposure evaluation; 4,6-dinitro-o-cresol
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Esters and salts