|Document ID (ISN)||63620|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Brosset A., Marquet P., Lachâtre G., Merle L.
||Methyl bromide - Use and hazards for applicators and consumers
||Bromure de méthyle, son emploi, son danger pour l'applicateur et le consommateur [in French]|
||1994, Vol.55, No.3, p.189-196. 28 ref.
||Methyl bromide is a widely used fumigant and soil disinfectant which is cheap, efficient and quite easy to apply. In exposed people, lung, skin, gastro-intestinal tract and, in particular, central nervous system toxicities have been reported. Methyl bromide is potentially highly dangerous because: it is colourless and almost odourless, so that severe exposure could occur unknowingly; toxic manifestations are delayed and could develop hours after the exposure; there is no known antidote; repeated exposures to low concentrations may be harmful (neurological and psychiatric sequelae have been described). Safety regulations about its use should be strictly followed and enforced. Applicators should be properly trained.
||dangerous substances; methyl bromide; toxicity evaluation; toxic substances; fumigants
||symptoms; safety and health engineering; safety and health training; biological effects; neurological effects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)