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Document ID (ISN)49847
CIS number 88-922
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pall H.S., Williams A.C., Waring R., Elias E.
Title Motorneurone disease as manifestation of pesticide toxicity
Bibliographic information 19 Sep. 1987, Vol.II, No.8560, p.685. 5 ref.
Abstract Case study of a man who sprayed in an unventilated room with an antkiller aerosol containing chlordane and permethrin. He lost consciousness for half an hour, then seemed to recover fully. Two weeks later he became dysarthric and then progressively developed the various symptoms of motorneurone disease, ending in death within 18 months of exposure. The metabolism of the pesticides in question is explored.
Descriptors (primary) pyrethrins; chlordane; fatalities; insecticides; neurological effects; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Diseases of the nervous system
Halogenated hydrocarbons