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Document ID (ISN)49390
CIS number 88-596
ISBN(s) 0-11-883532-7
Year 1986
Convention or series no. Guidance Note MS 17
Health and Safety Executive
Title Health surveillance of workers exposed to organo-phosphorus and carbamate pesticides
Bibliographic information HM Stationery Office, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, Feb. 1986. 4p. 5 ref.
Abstract This guidance note (revised edition), written for medical officers, describes the health risks associated with the use and handling of these pesticides as well as the medical prevention measures that should be undertaken. Contents: potential occupational sources of exposure; routes of absorption; biological effects; clinical manifestations of organo-phosphorus poisoning; measurement of cholinesterase activity as an index of organo-phosphorus uptake and effect; health surveillance; electro physiological monitoring; emergency treatment; notification requirements.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; organophosphorus compounds; medical prevention; pesticides; agriculture; carbamates
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; diagnosis; emergency treatment; data sheet; first aid; exposure tests; replaced; electromyography
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals