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Document ID (ISN)41829
CIS number 84-812
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Israeli R., Sculsky M., Tiberin P.
Title Acute intoxication due to exposure to maneb and zineb. A case with behavioral and central nervous system changes
Bibliographic information 1 Feb. 1983, Vol.9, No.1, p.47-51. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract A case is reported of a 42-year-old man who sprayed a cucumber plantation with a mixture of maneb and zineb by tractor twice within a week. Behavioural changes appeared after the first application, and loss of consciousness, convulsions, and right hemiparesis with diffuse slow rhythm in the EEG occurred following admission to hospital after the second, 10 times more concentrated exposure. The behavioural and central nervous symptoms disappeared spontaneously after a few days. The EEG was normal 2 weeks later.
Descriptors (primary) acute poisoning; maneb; horticulture; fungicides; zineb
Descriptors (secondary) case study; neuropsychic effects; dithiocarbamates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Amides
Agriculture