NIOSH Alert: Preventing Phosphine Poisoning and Explosions during Fumigation

1999
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 99-126
Cover image NIOSH Alert 99-126

This Alert describes 205 cases of illness or injury in workers exposed to phosphine gas associated with phosphide fumigants. Information about these exposures is urgently needed by agricultural workers, employers, cooperative extension agents, physicians, and other health care providers. NIOSH therefore requests that editors of trade journals, safety and health officials, labor unions, and agricultural employers bring this Alert to the attention of all workers who handle products that generate phosphine gas.

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