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Document ID (ISN)102104
CIS number 03-1318
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Pesticide incidents - Report 1 April 2002 - 31 March 2003
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2003. 27p. Illus. 9 ref.
Internet access 03-1318.pdf [in English] [in English]
Abstract This report provides information on incidents involving pesticides investigated by the Field Operations Directorate of the UK Health and Safety Executive between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2003. 215 incidents were reported; 60 complaints alleged ill health, while 155 involved other issues to do with pesticide use. Compared to 2001/2002, there is an increase of 48 incidents; there was also an increase of 9% compared to the average of the previous ten years . Trends in the nature of the incidents and types of pesticides used are presented, and five case studies of specific incidents are summarized.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; United Kingdom; agriculture; crop protection; environmental pollution; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) case study; enforcement; statistical trends; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Agricultural chemicals