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Document ID (ISN)45415
CIS number 86-214
ISBN(s) 92-4-154099-4
Year 1984
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 39
Title Paraquat and Diquat
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1984, 181p. Illus. Bibl. Price: SF16.00.
Abstract In humans the minimum lethal dose for paraquat is about 35mg/kg of body weight and 6-12 grams for diquat bromide. Other important aspects covered: general properties; distribution in the environment; toxicology and metabolism in animals and man; recommendations in case of acute poisoning.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; WHO; limitation of exposure; paraquat; toxicology; diquat
Descriptors (secondary) metabolic process; skin absorption; pulmonary oedema; sampling and analysis; animal experiments
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Agricultural chemicals