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  1. The organophosphate pesticides.

    Article - En anglais

    This article provides a brief historical background to the development of organophosphate (OP) pesticides, and details their chemical structures, synthesis and reactivity.

    Their toxic effect, through the blocking of acetylcholinesterase, is described, and symptoms of acute and chronic intoxication in humans are outlined.

    The problem of OP residues in food supplies is acknowledged.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pesticide, Organophosphoré, Historique, Chimie, Santé publique, Toxicité, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pesticides, Organophosphorus compounds, Case history, Chemistry, Toxicity, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0152892

    Code Inist : 002B03G. Création : 199608.