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ID (ISN) del documento61729
Número CIS 94-321
ISSN - Título de la serie 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1993
Número de serie
Autor(es) Hustinx W.N.M., van de Laar R.T.H., van Huffelen A.C., Verwey J.C., Meulenbelt J., Savelkoul T.J.F.
Título Systemic effects of inhalational methyl bromide poisoning: A study of nine cases occupationally exposed due to inadvertent spread during fumigation
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1993, Vol.50, No.2, p.155-159. 21 ref.
Resumen Systemic methyl bromide (CH3Br) poisoning with signs and symptoms of varying severity developed in nine greenhouse workers after acute inhalational exposure on two consecutive dates (one exposure episode might have been to >200ppm = 800mg/m3 CH3Br). Two of the victims needed intensive care for several weeks because of severe reactive myoclonus and generalized convulsions, which remained unresponsive to drug treatment and could only be suppressed effectively by induction of thiopental coma continued for three weeks. Prior subchronic exposure to CH3Br is likely to have been a factor in the development of severe symptoms. A factor contributing to the rapid spreading of CH3Br through the greenhouse was the fact that the drainage system was empty and out-of-use.
Descriptores (primarios) fumigación; envenenamiento agudo; horticultura; pesticidas; bromuro de metilo
Descriptores (secundarios) Países Bajos; estudio de caso; exposición de larga duración; drenaje; síntomas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaPaíses Bajos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultural chemicals
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Agricultura