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ID (ISN) del documento25324
Número CIS 76-1057
ISSN - Título de la serie 0036-3634 - Salud Pública de México
Año 1975
Número de serie
Autor(es) Nájera R.R., Sánchez de la Fuente E.
Título Intoxicación por plaguicidas en la comarca lagunera durante el ciclo agrícola de 1974
Información bibliográfica Sep.-Oct. 1975, Vol.17, No.5, p.687-698. Illus.
Resumen Report of an investigation of an outbreak of pesticide poisoning in the Comarca Lagunera district of Northern Mexico, where mixed agriculture is carried on (cotton, alfalfa, cereals), involving 847 cases and 4 deaths. The majority of the cases, and the most serious, were due to handling of an organophosphorus pesticide Mevidrin (40% of the cases). Use of other pesticides accounted for 16.5% (methyl parathion), 11% (sevin), 8.9% (azodrin), 6.6% (lannate), 2.3% (methyl gusathion) and all other organophosphorus products 14.8%. Only 1.6% of the cases had handled chlorinated hydrocarbon products such as DDT. Path of entry (inhalation (92.5% of the cases), ingestion (5%), and skin contact (2%)) and occupation of those affected are indicated in diagrams. The 4 deaths were due to gross inobservance of elementary precautions. Pharmacology, diagnosis and treatment of pesticide poisoning are reviewed. A report of a discussion of the outbreak, and conclusions (suggestions and plans to improve control, handling and utilisation of pesticides) follows.
Descriptores (primarios) envenenamiento; agricultura; protección de los cultivos; pesticidas
Descriptores (secundarios) gutión; metomil; México; informe; mevidrin; DDT; metilparatión; compuestos organofosforados; carbamatos; encuesta; hidrocarburos clorados; carbaril; azodrina
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultura
Agricultural chemicals