CDC – TOXIC SYNDROME DESCRIPTION Nerve Agent and Organophosphate Pesticide Poisoning

The purpose of this document is to enable health care workers and public health officials to recognize an unknown or suspected exposure to a nerve agent or an organophosphate (OP) pesticide. Nerve agents are chemical warfare agents that have the same mechanism of action as OP organophosphate pesticides insecticides. They are potent inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase…

Mania following organophosphate poisoning


Organophosphate poisoning is the most common poisoning in developing countries. Although the acute muscarinic and nicotinic side-effects of organophosphate poisoning are well known and easily recognized, but neuropsychiatric changes are rarely reported. We are reporting a case of a 33-year-old female who developed manic episode following acute organophosphate poisoning.

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IATA health conference 2014 – presentations

Presentations from the International Air Transport Association 2014 Health Conference, including from the UK Committee on Toxicity and Dutch airline KLM. CABIN AIR QUALITY THE COT INVOLVEMENT AND FINDINGS – Professor David Coggon The following presentations have been removed following an IATA copyright claim: Aircraft Cabin Air Quality: What has happened to the CEN & SAE…

OPEN LETTER – Aerotoxic Chairman to Prof. of Toxicology on KLM’s controversial report

Aerotoxic Association chairman, John Hoyte writes an open letter Prof. Cranmer, professor of toxicology at the University of Arkansas and the editor in chief of Elsevier, which published KLM’s controversial Health risk assessment of exposure to TriCresyl Phosphates (TCPs) in aircraft: A commentary Read the reply by Dr. Joan Cranmer, Editor of Neurotoxicology, here. Read…