|Document ID (ISN)||55703|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Herzstein J., Cullen M.R.
||Methyl bromide intoxication in four field-workers during removal of soil fumigation sheets
||1990, Vol.17, No.3, p.321-326. 13 ref.
||This article describes a recent exposure incident in the field during removal of plastic sheets days after injection of methyl bromide into soil. Following removal of polyethylene sheets covering soil fumigated with methyl bromide, 4 field-workers developed fatigue and light-headedness and 3 workers noted progressive respiratory, gastrointestinal (GI), and neurologic symptoms. The acute systemic symptoms improved over several days, but later-onset neuropsychiatric symptoms persisted for several weeks. This incident stresses the need for improved worker education and strict adherence to safety precautions during all stages of methyl bromide fumigation and raises the possibility of an increased risk of toxicity associated with methyl bromide fumigation during a cool season.
||neurotoxic effects; fumigation; agricultural operations; insecticides; toxicology; methyl bromide
||symptoms; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the nervous system