|Document ID (ISN)||104029|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Rothstein D., Firth H., Herbison P., McBride D.
||Chemical use among farmers
||Oct.2004, Vol.20, No.5, p.459-464. 30 ref.
||05-0367.pdf [in English]
||This study describes chemical use patterns and effects on health among a random sample of 586 New Zealand farmers in one of four sectors (dairy, pastoral, arable and horticultural). Of the respondents, 87.4% reported using chemicals, classified into 35 categories, with glyphosates and detergents being the most commonly used. Over 50% of the chemicals were sprayed, 19.8% of farmers self-rating their exposure as medium-high. One-fifth of users reported one or more acute illnesses associated with chemical exposure, with over half of these being neurological or respiratory. Use of personal protective equipment was generally low.
||New Zealand; agriculture; health hazards; chemical products
||neurotoxic effects; herbicides; detergents; subjective assessment; pesticides; pesticide spraying; functional respiratory disorders; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; personal protective equipment; glyphosate; symptoms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||New Zealand|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations