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ID (ISN) del documento59694
Número CIS 93-596
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1991
Número de serie
Autor(es) Osorio A.M., Ames R.G., Rosenberg J., Mengle D.C.
Título Investigation of a fatality among parathion applicators in California
Información bibliográfica Oct. 1991, Vol.20, No.4, p.533-546. 16 ref. Appendix.
Resumen Staff of the California Department of Health Services investigated the death of a parathion applicator in California that was thought to be pesticide-related. A crew of eleven workers had been applying 0.125% parathion spray to almond orchards for approximately three weeks. On the day of the fatality, a sprayer rapidly developed symptoms of salivation, sweating, and convulsions after a half-day of work. Despite aggressive medical treatment, the worker died within one hour of his initial symptoms. This worker death is consistent with prior reports of parathion-related sprayer/applicator intoxications and is the first worker-related parathion death in California since 1972. Substitution of pesticides with less toxic active ingredients or the elimination of parathion is recommended.
Descriptores (primarios) paratión; envenenamiento agudo; casos mortales; protección de los cultivos; valoración de la exposición; pesticidas
Descriptores (secundarios) estudio de caso; agricultura; substancias tóxicas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultural chemicals
Exposure evaluation
Esters and salts