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Document ID (ISN)57103
CIS number 91-1955
ISBN(s) 92-4-157121-7
Year 1991
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 121
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Aldicarb
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1991. 130p. ca. 230 ref. Price: CHF 16.00 (in developing countries: CHF 11.20).
Abstract This criteria document surveys the available literature on the toxicology of aldicarb, a highly toxic pesticide. Accidental poisoning and a controlled laboratory study resulted in cholinergic symptoms including blurred vision, muscle weakness, nausea, dyspnoea and diarrhoea. Intoxication and poisoning due to occupational exposure are known to have occurred as a result of a neglect of recommended safety precautions. It is recommended that the handling and application of aldicarb should be undertaken by trained applicators and its use in agriculture should be restricted to situations where less hazardous substitutes are unavailable. A summary of the document is given in both French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; IPCS; aldicarb; toxicology; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; poisoning; literature survey; acetylcholinesterase; criteria document; UNEP; WHO; cholinesterase; toxicity evaluation; ILO
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Amides
Agricultural chemicals