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Document ID (ISN)106612
CIS number 07-629
ISSN - Serial title 1477-3996 - Policy and Practice in Health and Safety
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gunningham N., Healy P.
Title Regulation by stealth: Reducing the OSH impact of pesticides
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.2, No.2, p.25-42. 49 ref.
Abstract Exposure to pesticides poses a serious threat to the health of agricultural workers worldwide. Regulatory reforms at the national level may somewhat mitigate the problem. However, this article argues that greater opportunities for improving pesticide safety lie outside the boundaries of the traditional regulatory system, through harnessing the potential of new agricultural and pest control technology, the market forces driving global food production and the powerful forces within civil society capable of changing attitudes to risk and safety. These instruments are most successful when they form part of an integrated strategy underpinned by regulation and state intervention. Governments nonetheless have a pivotal role in harnessing and shaping these forces to improve pesticide safety.
Descriptors (primary) national organization; role of government; agriculture; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) pesticide poisoning; economic aspects; legal aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals