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Document ID (ISN)51827
CIS number 89-924
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Luk'jančuk V.D.
Title Dinitrophenols: toxicology, therapy and prophylaxis of poisoning (literature review)
Original title Dinitrofenol'nye soedinenija: toksikologija, terapija i profilaktika intoksikacij (obzor literatury) [in Russian]
Bibliographic information July 1987, No.7, p.42-45. 44 ref.
Abstract Literature review which covers different mechanisms of the toxic action of dinitrophenols used in agriculture as universal pesticides. These highly toxic chemicals affect the heart, the lungs and the nervous system. Some cases of fatal poisoning by dinitrophenols have been reported. The substances interfere with oxidative phosphorylation and form reversible complexes with serum proteins. Specific methods of medical treatment have not yet been developed.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; dinitrophenols
Descriptors (secondary) agricultural chemicals; literature survey; acute poisoning; mortality; symptoms; medical treatment; hazard evaluation; 2,4-dinitrophenol; cardiotoxic effects; pneumotoxic effects; toxic substances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Toxicology
Agricultural chemicals