|Document ID (ISN)||77337|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1430-8681 - Umweltmedizin in Forschung und Praxis
|Convention or series no.
||Michalak H., Hahn A., Begemann K., Heinemeyer G., Gundert-Remy U.
||Health impairment upon exposure to products predominantly containing organophosphates and pyrethroids - Comparative evaluation of notifications of poisoning by physicians
||Gesundheitliche Beeinträchtigungen bei Expositionen mit überwiegend Organophosphat- und Pyrethroid-haltigen Produkten - Vergleichende Auswertungen der ärztlichen Mitteilungen bei Vergiftungen [in German]|
||June 1999, Vol.4, No.3, p.134-143. Illus. 53 ref.
||A total of 474 cases of exposure in Germany to insecticides containing organophosphates (OP) and/or pyrethroids (PY) were evaluated. Symptoms were analysed and attributed to acute and chronic exposure. Acute OP exposure produces typical known symptoms: miosis, dyspnoea, arrhythmia, shock and possibly coma. Acute PY exposure produces skin and eye irritation, and respiratory disturbances. It is concluded that acute exposure to OP and PY leads to effects that can be explained as acute poisoning. After chronic exposures, the symptoms developed may be induced by different processes.
||toxic effects; pesticide poisoning; pesticides; pyrethroids; organophosphorus compounds
||shock; eye irritation; acute toxicity; Germany; insecticides; chronic toxicity; coma; cardiovascular disorders; respiratory diseases; skin eruption; dyspnoea
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Esters and salts