Fatal parathion poisoning in Sierra Leone / R. A. Etzel ... [et al.]
Etzel, R. A, Forthal, D. N, Hill, R. H & Demby, A. (1987). Fatal parathion poisoning in Sierra Leone / R. A. Etzel ... [et al.]. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 1987 ; 65(5) : 645-649 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/51677
JournalBulletin of the World Health Organization 1987 ; 65(5) : 645-649
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Methyl parathion / 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 (1993)Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by methyl parathion, a highly toxic organophosphorus ester insecticide. Close to 600 studies were critically assessed. Introduced as a commercial chemical in 1949, methyl parathion is used as a contact insecticide and acaricide for the protection of cotton, soybeans, cereals, tobacco, peanuts, vegetables, citrus fruits, and other crops. The compound is applied as a foliar spray by aircraft or ground equipment. Because methyl parathion is a non-selective pesticide that kills beneficial ...