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Organophosphorus Poisoning

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1. Which doctors normally would treat Organophosphorus Poisoning?

Normally a General physician in a hospital treats such patients

2. Do the fruits and vegetables we eat contain organophosphorus compounds?

The fruits and vegetables are sprayed with organophosphorus pesticides. Hence it is important to wash them well before eating.  You could alternatively opt for organic products that are grown free of pesticides.

3. Is Baygon the home insecticide and used commonly for suicide in India - an organophosphorus compound?

Baygon contains a substance that is classified as a carbamate.  It causes similar symptoms to organophosphorus poisoning. However, pralidoxime and obidoxime cannot be used in Baygon poisoning.

4. What are the commonly used organophosphorus compounds used in households?

Tik 20 and Kill bug are commonly used organophosphorus compounds used in households.

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We live in Pemba, Mozambique and prayed our yard today with Organophosphorus for the killing and prevention of ticks and fleas. The person of the company that did the spraying gave us a half liter of this mixture and said we can use this mixture on our dogs by applying a little bit with a paint brush directly on their skin. I want to confirm if I can use it as told to me by this person. Please let me know. Thanks Susan Venter
susanna123 Saturday, January 05, 2013
Is the Organophosphorus is available in India??
Suga_Subbu Wednesday, June 06, 2012

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