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Document ID (ISN)45035
CIS number 85-1956
ISSN - Serial title 0010-5309 - Le concours médical
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Borredon J.J.
Title Poisoning due to carbon disulfide - a powerful disinfectant
Original title Un désinfectant radical ou une intoxication par le sulfure de carbone [in French]
Bibliographic information 20 Apr. 1985, Vol.107, No.16, p.1569-1570. 1 ref.
Abstract Case study of carbon disulfide poisoning due to the use of a disinfectant in the cleaning of incubators. The subject was suffering from chronic carbon disulfide poisoning followed by treatment and, after a 1-year interruption of exposure, by an episode of acute poisoning brought on by renewed exposure. Chronic poisoning can result in psychological disturbances, anorexia, weight loss, diarrhea, and ultimately in sensomotor polyneuritis and in retrobulbar optic neuritis. The symptoms of acute poisoning are psychological, neurological and digestive problems. The disease is recognised as an occupational disease in France. This product (Lomasept) is still used in the silk industry and in agriculture as an insecticide.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; poultry farming; carbon disulfide
Descriptors (secondary) acute poisoning; pesticides; silk industry; agriculture; chronic poisoning
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Livestock rearing