|Document ID (ISN)||77974|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de mÚdecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Testud F., Gingomard M.A., de Larquier A., Abdelmalek Y., Thibaudier J.M.
||Acute Lannate« poisoning in the agricultural sector
||Intoxications aiguŰs par le Lannate« en milieu agricole [in French]|
||May 2000, Vol.61, No.3, p.170-176. 23 ref.
||28 occupational poisonings involving Lannate« recorded in France since 1991 are reported. The active constituent is methomyl, a powerful anticholinesterasic carbamate insecticide. Along with available toxicological data on methomyl, these cases confirm risk factors that are usually observed in connection with pesticide handling: summertime, prolonged spraying, inadequacy or absence of protective devices, and spraying while facing the wind. It appears that intoxication following skin penetration was largely underestimated, by both crop sprayers and the manufacturer, although this is a recognized route of poisoning for organophosphate and carbamate insecticides. Preventive measures to decrease the incidence of these poisonings are proposed.
||toxic effects; pesticide poisoning; risk factors; acute poisoning; methomyl
||case study; cholinesterase; ingestion; pesticide spraying; skin absorption; agricultural operations; personal protective equipment; inhalation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)