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Document ID (ISN)57746
CIS number 92-548
ISSN - Serial title 0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shaver C.S., Tong T.
Title Chemical hazards to agricultural workers
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1991, Vol.6, No.3, p.391-413. 87 ref.
Abstract The focus of this paper is on the acute toxicity of chemical hazards, other than pesticides, likely to be present in agricultural processes. The operations stressed are: fertiliser use; equipment use and repair; sterilisation and fumigation operations; animal confinement hazards; the use of stored products (such as silo-opening hazards). Pesticide toxicity is only summarised at the conclusion and is not discussed in depth. Information in appendices provide recommendations on: working in or near conventional silos; laundering contaminated clothing; emergency medical treatment for acute pesticide poisoning.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; agricultural chemicals; agriculture; agricultural operations; agricultural equipment
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; medical treatment; disinfection of equipment; fumigation; acute toxicity; acute poisoning; pesticides; rodenticides; fungicides; laundering; fodder silos; fertilizers; personal protective equipment; handling of animals; protective clothing
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals