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Document ID (ISN)76497
CIS number 01-519
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1775-0
Year 2000
Convention or series no. HSE Guidance Note MS 17
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Medical aspects of work-related exposures to organophosphates
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 3rd ed., Mar. 2000. 8p. 10 ref. Price: GBP 5.50.
Abstract This guidance note is to inform doctors and other health professionals about the health effects of exposure to organophosphates and the role of biological monitoring and health surveillance of exposed workers. Main topics covered: routes of absorption and potential occupational sources of exposure; pharmacology and toxicology; clinical manifestations of organophosphate poisoning; requirements of COSHH; biological monitoring (measurement of urinary metabolites as an index of exposure and measurement of cholinesterase activity as an index of uptake and effect); health surveillance; management (acute and chronic toxicity); notification of incidents.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; organophosphorus compounds; exposure tests; toxic substances; health hazards; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase monitoring; neurotoxic effects; exposure evaluation; safety guides; legislation; urine monitoring; data sheet; urinary metabolites
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Biological monitoring