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Document ID (ISN)44825
CIS number 85-1635
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de mÚdecine du travail - Cahiers voor arbeidsgeneeskunde
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) van den Oever R., Jacques P., Roosels D., Lahaye D.
Title Health hazards of soil disinfection by methylbromide fumigation in Belgian greenhouses
Bibliographic information 1984, Vol.21, No.4, p.211-215. 8 ref.
Abstract Survey of exposure effects and of cases of methyl bromide poisoning. Analysis and comparative study of toxicity of techniques in applying the fumigant (by mechanical injection forbidden in Belgium since 1978 and by vaporisation). Because the use of vaporisation has not reduced sufficiently the number and seriousness of poisoning episodes, a prevention programme has been established. Description of this programme (worker information, field assistance, frequent medical and biochemical monitoring), which has reduced the number of cases of poisoning and has improved the sense of responsibility in workers.
Descriptors (primary) methyl bromide; fumigants; horticulture; soil cultivation; safety programmes; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) medical supervision; threshold limit values
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Agricultural chemicals