|Document ID (ISN)||45436|
|Convention or series no.
||Environmental Health Criteria 40
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1984. 62p. Illus. Bibl. Price: SF.8.00.
||The main hazard associated with this insecticide is acute intoxication through overexposure. It is classified by WHO as a moderately hazardous technical product. Endosulfan can be absorbed following ingestion, inhalation and skin contact. It is readily metabolised and excreted and does not accumulate in the body. On acute intoxication, neurological manifestations may occur; lung oedema and cyanosis may precede death in cases of massive intoxication. Other important aspects covered: identity, analytical methods and sources of exposure; distribution in the environment; toxicology; effects on man, animals and the environment.
||WHO; endosulfan; limitation of exposure; toxicology; pesticides
||metabolic process; sampling and analysis; biological effects; skin absorption
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)