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First aid treatment of Carbon disulphide poisoning its causes, prevention and diagnose-“Occupational Hazards”

Carbon Disulphide Poisoning It is a clear, colorless or yellowish, highly inflammable, poisonous liquid. It is used to manufacture carbon tetra-chloride, cellophane pesticides, and viscose rayon. Its poisoning is diagnosed by the following features. There is irritation of skin, eyes and mucous membranes. The victim gets headaches. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are present. The pulse is weak. Palpitations and fatigue are present. First Aid Induce vomiting. Give gastric lavage if...

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First aid treatment of Nitric acid Fumes Poisoning its causes, prevention and diagnose-“Occupational Hazards”

Nitric acid Fumes Poisoning It is used extensively in chemical laboratories and industry. Corrosive fumes produce effects on the respiratory tract. The mucous membrane is swollen. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. The victim choker, coughs, and gasps. There is a sensation of tightness in the chest. Pulmonary edema may be present. The victim may be in shock. First Aid Remove the victim from the fumes immediately. Remove...

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First aid treatment of Arsenic poisoning its causes, prevention and diagnose-“Occupational Hazards”

Arsenic poisoning It is grayish – white color. It is used in pesticides, dyes, and medicines. All of these are toxic if ingested or inhaled in sufficient quantity. Arsenic is very poisonous. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. It has metallic taste. There is odor of garlic on breath. Vomiting and purging are present. Dehydration, shock syndrome, coma, convulsions, paralysis, severe may be present. There is diarrhea which...

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First aid treatment of Manganese Poisoning its causes, prevention and diagnose-“Occupational Hazards”

Manganese poisoning Manganese is a metal element found in some plants and tissues of higher animals. It is present in many foods. Poisoning occurs usually due to intake of to manganese on a regular basis. The condition is diagnosed by the presence of weakness, tremors, peculiar gait, mental disturbances, and excessive salivation. First Aid It is a Give egg white, milk or flour orally. Give gastric lavage with activated charcoal.

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First aid treatment of Mercury poisoning its causes, prevention and diagnose-“Occupational Hazards”

Mercury Poisoning It is seen in occupations related to roasting, crushing, and condensation of mercury from ore, manufacture of caustic soda, chlorine, paints paper and pulp. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. Respiration is slow. The pulse is weak rapid. There is burning sensation in mouth and throat. There is abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting. There is diarrhea accompanied by bloody stools. First Aid Give egg white...

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First aid treatment of phosphorous poisoning its causes, prevention and diagnose-“Occupational Hazards”

Phosphorous Poisoning Acute phosphorous poisoning is seen following ingestion of rat poison, in agricultural workers who use fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides are used. The condition is diagnosed by the following features. There is pain in throat and abdomen. There is intense thirst. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea follow. There is odor of garlic on breath. Cramps are present. There is headache. Profound weakness is experienced. First Aid Give repeated stomach was...

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First aid treatment of lead poisoning its causes, prevention and diagnose-“Occupational Hazards”

 Lead Poisoning  Lead is used in many industries like manufacture of battery, cable, paints, pigments, PVC plastics, rubbers, and wire. It is the most commonly used heavy metal in the industries. Hence lead poisoning is the commonest type of poisoning seen in industrial workers. All lead compounds are toxic. Most cases of industrial lead poisoning are due to inhalation of fumes and dust of lead or its compounds. The condition...

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Prevention of poisoning and its preventive measures

Prevention of poisoning and its preventive measures In children the accidental poisoning occurs generally due to the intake of attractive substances, in anxiety or ignorance and in adults in occurs due to intoxicating substances if taken in excessive amount can be seen. The normal does given to adult person can be toxic to children. Therefore the following preventive measures are required. Label all medicine bottles and packets properly. Write the...

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