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Document ID (ISN)69471
CIS number 97-1238
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) O'Malley M.
Title Clinical evaluation of pesticide exposure and poisonings
Bibliographic information 19 Apr. 1997, Vol.349, No.9059, p.1161-1166. 51 ref.
Abstract Toxic effects of exposure to a range of pesticides are reviewed: organophosphates and N-methyl carbamates (neurotoxic effects, cholinesterase inhibition, irritation, neuropathy, neurobehavioural effects); pyrethrin and synthetic pyrethroid insecticides (allergic reactions); organochlorine insecticides (neurotoxic effects); fumigants and nematocides (non-specific gastrointestinal, cardiorespiratory and central nervous system effects); and herbicides and dipyridyls (irritation and systemic poisoning following ingestion). Pesticide poisoning treatments are outlined and brief case studies illustrate common acute effects.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; pesticides; poisoning
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; pyrethrins; allergens; irritants; dipyridyls; neuropsychic effects; pyrethroids; carbamates; antidote treatment; chlorinated hydrocarbons; organophosphorus compounds
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals