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ID (ISN) del documento28895
Número CIS 78-500
ISSN - Título de la serie 0140-6736 - Lancet
Año 1978
Número de serie
Autor(es) Baker E.L., Zack M., Miles J.W., Alderman L., Dobbin R.D., Miller S., Teeters W.R., Warren M.
Título Epidemic malathion poisoning in Pakistan malaria workers.
Información bibliográfica 7 Jan. 1978, Vol.1, No.8054, p.31-34. 18 ref.
Resumen In 1976, epidemic organophosphate insecticide poisoning due to malathion occurred in an estimated 2,800 malaria control workers in Pakistan. Low red-cell cholinesterase activity was associated with clinical findings. Toxicity was greatest with formulations containing increased amounts of isomalathion, a malathion degradation product. Poor work practices resulted in excessive skin contact and percutaneous absorption of the insecticide. Airborne levels were low. The epidemic was stopped by improvement of work practices and cessation of use of the most toxic products. A training programme and surveillance system was then put into effect.
Descriptores (primarios) envenenamiento; malatión; paludismo; insecticidas
Descriptores (secundarios) Pakistán; encuesta por cuestionario; absorción cutánea; tiofosfatos orgánicos
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultural chemicals
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Esters and salts