Tag Paraquat

Paraquat toxicity

Paraquat is a widely used herbicide and is unique in toxicology for a couple of reasons. Firstly supplemental oxygen should be avoided due to the risk of developing oxygen free radicals. Secondly treatment does not follow the usual RRSIDEAD approach, patients require immediate decontamination to prevent a lethal outcome.
CCC Critical Care compendium 1200

Paraquat Poisoning

Paraquat Poisoning; highly toxic herbicide; common agent in suicide in 3rd world; leading single agent causing death from pesticide poisoning in many countries including Sri Lanka