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Document ID (ISN)67765
CIS number 96-1803
ISBN(s) 92-4-157132-2
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 132
Author(s)
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Trichlorfon
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1992. 162p. approx. 460 ref. Price: CHF 22.00 (CHF 15.40 in developing countries).
Abstract Main conclusions of this criteria document: several cases of human poisoning from exposure to trichlorfon (chlorophos) have been reported; in some cases, delayed polyneuropathy occurred some weeks after exposure. A few cases of occupational poisoning have occurred; exposure to air concentrations exceeding 0.5mg/m3 resulted in decreased plasma cholinesterase and changes in the EEG pattern. Summaries in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; chlorophos; toxicology; IPCS
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; neurotoxic effects; literature survey; criteria document; UNEP; WHO; delayed effects; ILO
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