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Organophosphorous poisoning at a chemical packaging company
  1. R D Jones
  1. Epidemiological and Medical Statistics Unit, Health and Safety Executive, London W2 4TF, UK


    ABSTRACT Six men packaging demeton-S-methyl concentrate developed organophosphorous poisoning. An account of the circumstances of the occurrence is given, together with the results of an investigation into the incidents. The clinical cases are described in outline and individual response to absorption of the pesticide considered. Some relevant issues on the use of protective clothing when working with organophosphorous compounds are discussed.

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