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Document ID (ISN)44503
CIS number 85-1323
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 1984
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16048 C15, 12-1984
Author(s) Garnier R., Bismuth C.
Title Paraquat
Original title Paraquat [in French]
Bibliographic information Intoxications, 1984, 8p. 90 ref.
Abstract This encyclopaedia article provides up-to-date information on paraquat, one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture. Aspects covered: uses; toxicity; toxicokinetics; mechanism of action; localised or general effects in the body; treatment; technical preventive measures applied before, during or after use; medical prevention. The role of the occupational physician is to prevent people with skin or respiratory problems from working with paraquat, to inform workers of the risks of working with the substance and to maintain a medical surveillance programme (involving a clinical examination and radio-immunological determination of paraquat in urine at least every six months).
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; poisoning; agriculture; toxicology; paraquat
Descriptors (secondary) acute poisoning; chronic poisoning; determination in urine; encyclopaedia; data sheet; medical supervision
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Heterocyclic compounds