Presentation on theme: "WTF!!!! Lol BY Angel Chavez & Miguel Resendiz. What the F*** is it? Chlorfenvinphos is a Organophosphorus compound. Organophosphorus is of, relating."— Presentation transcript:
What the F*** is it? Chlorfenvinphos is a Organophosphorus compound. Organophosphorus is of, relating to, or being a phosphorus- containing organic pesticide (as malathion) that acts by inhibiting cholinesterase Was widely used in the past to control household pests such as flies, fleas, and mice. There is also no evidence showing that chlorfenvinphos causes Cancer or reproductive defects in humans. Chlorfenvinphos was sold under common trade names including Birlane®, Dermaton®, Sapercon®, Steladone®, and Supona®. Chlorfenvinphos used to control flies in animal buildings and holding pens can contaminate sheep's wool
Syptoms of Insecticide Muscle twitching, weakness, tremor, incoordination Excessive salivation, sweating, rhinorrhea and tearing Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea. Respiratory depression, tightness in chest, wheezing, productive cough, fluid in lungs. Pin-point pupils, sometimes with blurred or dark vision. Severe cases: seizures, incontinence, respiratory depression, loss of consciousness.
How Do You get Infected? Through inhalation there are effects like Convulsions. Dizziness. Headache. Sweating. Labored breathing. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Pupillary constriction muscle cramp excessive salivation. May be absorbed through the skin and has the same effects as if inhaled Eye contact may result in blurred vision. Ingestion results in Abdominal cramps. Convulsions. Diarrhoea. Vomiting. Weakness
When in contact with the toxic you should…? Fresh air rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention. Once in the body, it is rapidly broken down and eliminated from the body, mostly when you urinate. It does not build up in your tissues.
Commons ways of exposure Workers involved in pesticide application, or dairy farming, cattle or sheep holding, or poultry production, may have inhaled, swallowed, or contaminated their skin with a large amount of the substance if they did not properly protect themselves when using it. eating imported agricultural products contaminated with it and by using pharmaceutical products that contain lanolin
What’s the Govn. Doing to protect us? The federal government develops regulations and recommendations to protect public health. Federal agencies that develop regulations for toxic substances include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The federal government has set standards or guidelines to protect people from the possible harmful health effects of chlorfenvinphos These include regulated concentration limits for agricultural products, public right-to-know requirements about production and use of chlorfenvinphos, and regulated quantities requiring emergency response procedures if an accidental release occurred. Chlorfenvinphos' use was canceled in 1991 and the most common exposure now results from eating imported contaminated food (ATSDR).
Deaths Caused by Toxic! The use of acaricide Chlorfenvinphos to control ticks and tick- transmitted diseases in cattle, causes in Kenya annually about 700 deaths and more than 300.000 poisoning cases. The latter figure can probably be even much higher as early symptoms are very similar to those of malaria. Therefore, Evans Kituyi conducted research on the pesticide contents of milk and fat in cattle during the wet and dry season and according to different application methods such as spraying or dipping the cattle. Also, the consequences for the local rural population after contact with or ingestion of the acaricide were investigated. His conclusions are that hand-spraying is much better than dipping, and that some additional and appropriate instruction of the poor rural population could be of great help in reducing the risk. The environmental consequences are also examined, but a valuable and efficient substitute for the use of acaricides has not been found yet.