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Document ID (ISN)51843
CIS number 89-966
ISBN(s) 0-11-883951-9
Year 1987
Convention or series no. Guidance Note MS 17
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Biological monitoring of workers exposed to organo-phosphorus pesticides
Bibliographic information HMSO Publication Centre, P.O. Box 276, London, SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, Oct. 1987. 4p. 5 ref.
Abstract This is a further revision of Guidance Note MS 17, originally published in 1981 (see CIS 81-798) and revised in 1986. It contains a brief roundup of information on organo-phosphorus pesticides; potential occupational sources of exposure (manufacture and packaging; transport, storage and distribution; application and use; handling used containers e.g. scrap recovery); routes of absorption; biological effects; clinical manifestations of organo-phosphorus poisoning; measurement of cholinesterase activity as an index of organo-phosphorus uptake and effect; biological monitoring; electro-physiological monitoring; emergency treatment.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; exposure tests; pesticides; organophosphorus compounds
Descriptors (secondary) emergency treatment; agriculture; data sheet; pesticide production; medical supervision; biological effects
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
Biological monitoring