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Document ID (ISN)77974
CIS number 02-306
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de mÚdecine du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Testud F., Gingomard M.A., de Larquier A., Abdelmalek Y., Thibaudier J.M.
Title Acute Lannate« poisoning in the agricultural sector
Original title Intoxications aiguŰs par le Lannate« en milieu agricole [in French]
Bibliographic information May 2000, Vol.61, No.3, p.170-176. 23 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; pesticide poisoning; risk factors; acute poisoning; methomyl
Descriptors (secondary) case study; cholinesterase; ingestion; pesticide spraying; skin absorption; agricultural operations; personal protective equipment; inhalation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Amides