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Document ID (ISN)62091
CIS number 94-649
ISBN(s) 92-4-157145-4
Year 1993
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 145
International Program on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Methyl parathion
Bibliographic information 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).
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; IPCS; methyl parathion; toxicology; toxicity evaluation; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; poisoning; literature survey; ILO; criteria document; WHO; cholinesterase; toxic substances; UNEP
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Esters and salts
Agricultural chemicals