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Document ID (ISN)100731
CIS number 02-1809
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nordin R.B., Araki S., Sato H., Yokoyama K., Wan Muda W.A.M.B., Win Kyi D.
Title Effects of safety behaviours with pesticide use on occurrence of acute symptoms in male and female tobacco-growing Malaysian farmers
Bibliographic information Apr. 2002, Vol.40, No.2, p.182-190. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract The effects of safety behaviours associated with pesticide use on the occurrence of acute symptoms in 395 male and 101 female tobacco-growing farmers in Malaysia were studied. A 15-question checklist on safe pesticide-use behaviours and a 25-question checklist on acute symptoms reported shortly after spraying pesticides were used. Results of stepwise multiple linear regression analysis indicated that no smoking while spraying, good sprayer condition and changing clothes immediately after spraying significantly prevented occurrence of acute symptoms just after pesticide spray in male farmers; in female farmers, only wearing a hat while spraying significantly prevented the symptoms. Safety behaviours in pesticide use in male and female tobacco-growing farmers are discussed in the light of these findings.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; Malaysia; occupational diseases; sex-linked differences; risk factors; tobacco farming; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; diseases of central nervous system; respiratory diseases; skin diseases; personal hygiene; pesticide spraying; personal protective equipment; work clothing; safe working methods; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan; Malaysia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychological factors
Agricultural chemicals