organophosphate poisoning

Organophosphate Poisoning 2: Prevention, Treatment and Care

PREVENTION: Prevention efforts include banning every toxic types of OP. Among those who work with pesticides the use of protective clothing and showering before going home is also useful. General measures such as oxygen and intravenous fluids are also recommended. Attempts to decontaminate the stomach, with activated charcoal or other means, has not been shown to be useful. While there is a […]

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Management of Organophosphate Poisoning (Op)1

ORGANOPHOSPHATE POISONING (OP) Organophosphate poisoning is poisoning due to organophosphates (OPs). There are nearly 3 million poisonings per year resulting in two hundred thousand deaths. Around 15% of people who are poisoned die as a result. Organophosphate poisoning has been reported at least since 1962. While most often the exposure occurs from an agricultural pesticide, there are household items, such

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