International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Case Studies | Toxicology Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023


Green Revolution: A Case of Organochlorine Poisoning - A Case Report

Sabarirajan T. | Nithyaraj [2] | Kirubasankaran


Abstract: Background: Organochlorine pesticides are synthetic pesticides widely used, Belong to the group of chlorinated hydrocarbon derivatives. The characteristic of pesticides such as lipophilicity, bioaccumulation, long half ? life & potential. Organochlorines were used as control of malaria and typhus, organochlorines insecticides such as DDT, Hexachlorocyclohexane [HCH], aldrin and dieldrin are some of OC compounds. Case Descripition: A 56 year old male brought to ER at around 7.45 pm with A/H/O consumption of DDT poisoning on 21/06/2023 at around 2pm at his residence. VITALS: PR: 112/min, BP: 160/100 mmhg, SPO2: 83 in RA, 93 on 15 liter O2. Temp: 98.6?. K/C/O T2DM, SHTN, CKD, CAD and OLD PTB sequelae on irregular medication. Patient explained about prognosis and need for intubation and ICU admission. So patient got discharged against medical advice. Around 8.10 pm patient was again brought to ER in unresponsive state, carotid not felt, cardiac monitor shows pulse less electrical activity. As per ACLS protocol CPR Initiated. After 5 cycle of resuscitation, and 3 dose of adrenaline, patient obtained ROSC. Patient was started on multiple inotropes and shifted to ICU for observation. Conclusion: The use of pesticide has not only affected the crop it has also altered the eco system. Pesticide are causes of high morbidity and mortality hence chemical pesticides should be controlled and alternation should be used like, manual removal, applying heat, covering weed with plastic to maintain healthy soil, consumer awareness should brought up among people.


Keywords: Organochlorines


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,


Pages: 685 - 686


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