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ERIC Number: ED299086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings. Third Edition.
Morgan, Donald P.
This manual aids health professionals in recognizing and treating pesticide poisonings. Suggested treatments are appropriate for implementation in the small hospitals and clinics which usually receive the victims of pesticide poisoning. Classes of compounds covered include: (1) organophosphate cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides; (2) carbamate cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides; (3) solid organochlorine pesticides; (4) pentachlorophenol; (5) nitrophenolic and nitrocresolic herbicides; (6) chlorophenoxy compounds; (7) paraquat and diquat; (8) dithiocarbamates and thiocarbamates; (9) pyrethrum, pyrethrins, pyrethroids and piperonyl butoxide; (10) arsenical pesticides; (11) rodenticides; (12) fumigants; (13) miscellaneous pesticides of high toxicity that are rarely use; and (14) miscellaneous pesticides of low or moderate toxicity that are widely used. For each class of compounds, the manual gives general chemical structure, a list of commercial product names arranged in order of descending toxicity, details of toxicology, frequent symptoms and signs of poisoning, confirmation of diagnosis, and detailed instructions for treatment. The manual provides indexes by commercial name and by symptoms and signs of poisoning. (SV)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Medical Education, Medical Services, Pesticides, Poisoning, Resource Materials, Toxicology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticide Programs.