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Title: Organophosphorus insecticides : a general introduction / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization
Authors: World Health Organization
United Nations Environment Programme
International Labour Organization
International Programme on Chemical Safety
Issue Date: 1986
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment associated with the large-scale use of organophosphorus insecticides in crop protection. Because of the large number of these compounds and the range of their toxic effects, the book assesses organophosphorus insecticides as a group, using a review of the world literature to identify the types of evidence available and the main points that should be considered when investigating the toxicity of individual compounds. Information on chemical properties and sources of human and environmental exposure is followed by an especially thorough assessment of the mechanisms by which these compounds exert their lethal action in the nervous system. Appendixes list the names and structure of 77 insecticides and summarize data on lethal doses and no-observed-adverse-effect levels in animals for 32 compounds
Description: hun published by: Budapest : National Technical Information Centre and Library
Russian version of nos. 62-78 bound together (barcode no. 0072068)
181 p.
Subject: Insecticides
Environmental Exposure
metadata.dc.subject.other: Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Technology
Other Identifiers: 9241542632
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