|Document ID (ISN)||59694|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Osorio A.M., Ames R.G., Rosenberg J., Mengle D.C.
||Investigation of a fatality among parathion applicators in California
||Oct. 1991, Vol.20, No.4, p.533-546. 16 ref. Appendix.
||Staff of the California Department of Health Services investigated the death of a parathion applicator in California that was thought to be pesticide-related. A crew of eleven workers had been applying 0.125% parathion spray to almond orchards for approximately three weeks. On the day of the fatality, a sprayer rapidly developed symptoms of salivation, sweating, and convulsions after a half-day of work. Despite aggressive medical treatment, the worker died within one hour of his initial symptoms. This worker death is consistent with prior reports of parathion-related sprayer/applicator intoxications and is the first worker-related parathion death in California since 1972. Substitution of pesticides with less toxic active ingredients or the elimination of parathion is recommended.
||parathion; acute poisoning; fatalities; crop protection; exposure evaluation; pesticides
||case study; agriculture; toxic substances
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
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