Methy isocyanate(MIC)

It is a fairly stable liquid at 27oc, but becomes gaseous at 31oc. It has a pungent sweetish smell. It is highly volatile and inflammable. It is used in the manufacture of pesticides, adhesives and plastics.

Route :
Mechanism of action :
•irritant action of the vapour at the biophysical level
•carbymaltion action at the biochemical level

Clinical Picture :
•Acute irritation of eyes, lacrymation, blurring of vision, severe burning in throat, chest pain and laboured breathing,
•Liver damage, kidney damage, methemoglohinemia and neurological defects
•Teratogenic or mutagenic agents

Treatment :
•Sodium thiosulphate is beneficial
03/20/2024 13:13:11 Methy isocyanate(MIC)
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