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Document ID (ISN)39750
CIS number 83-776
ISSN - Serial title 0025-729X - Medical Journal of Australia
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wohlfahrt D.J.
Title Fatal paraquat poisonings after skin absorption
Bibliographic information 12 June 1982, Vol.1, No.12, p.512-513. 7 ref.
Abstract 5 cases are reported, of which 3 were occupational accidents, in Papua New Guinea men. All had marked blistering and excoriation, and all died from respiratory failure. The continued use of paraquat in tropical agriculture should be reviewed.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; skin absorption; paraquat; acute poisoning
Descriptors (secondary) case study; developing countries; fatalities; paraquat chloride
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Agricultural chemicals