|Document ID (ISN)||62091|
|Convention or series no.
||Environmental Health Criteria 145
International Program on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1993. 244p. approx. 500 ref. Price: CHF 28.00 (CHF 19.60 developing countries).
||Methyl parathion is a highly toxic organophosphorus ester insecticide. Overexposure through skin contact or inhalation during manufacture or use may cause severe or fatal poisoning; signs and symptoms are those characteristic of systemic poisoning by cholinesterase-inhibiting organophosphorus compounds and may include effects on the central nervous system. Methyl parathion formulations are readily absorbed; hazardous exposures may occur without warning. It is not possible to evaluate the effects of long-term exposure to methyl parathion. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish.
||agricultural chemicals; IPCS; methyl parathion; toxicology; toxicity evaluation; pesticides
||neurotoxic effects; poisoning; literature survey; ILO; criteria document; WHO; cholinesterase; toxic substances; UNEP
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Esters and salts