ITF – AIRCRAFT AIR QUALITY: CONTAMINATION CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH Guidelines for cabin crew

BE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM Cabin crew have long reported health problems after exposure to chemicals. These chemicals enter the cabin via the aircraft ventilation system. The aircraft’s air supply is bled off the engines. Engines sometimes leak toxic oil. Other chemicals include hydraulic fluid, de-icing fluid, ozone and exhaust. The problem is not limited…

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

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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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