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Document ID (ISN)45436
CIS number 86-220
ISBN(s) 92-4-154180-6
Year 1984
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 40
Title Endosulfan
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1984. 62p. Illus. Bibl. Price: SF.8.00.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) WHO; endosulfan; limitation of exposure; toxicology; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) metabolic process; sampling and analysis; biological effects; skin absorption
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Agricultural chemicals