Pyrrolizidine alkaloids : health and safety guide
World Health Organization & International Programme on Chemical Safety. (1989). Pyrrolizidine alkaloids : health and safety guide. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/39808
Health and safety guide ; no. 26
DescriptionCompanion volume to: Environmental health criteria ; 80
Published by the World Health Organization for the International Programme on Chemical Safety
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Pyrrolizidine alkaloids / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization World Health Organization; International Programme on Chemical Safety; WHO Task Group on Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids (1988)Alerts the medical and public health professions to the severe risks of morbidity and mortality posed by human consumption of plants, including cereals and herbal medicines, containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Citing well over 500 published studies, the book draws together the evidence documenting acute and often fatal organ damage arising from both accidental consumption va contaminated staple crops and the deliberate consumption, in developed and developing countries alike, of medicinal herbs containing these alkaloids. Risks to farm animals ...