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Document ID (ISN)110136
CIS number 09-1034
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tomenson J.A., Matthews G.A.
Title Causes and types of health effects during the use of crop protection chemicals: Data from a survey of over 6,300 smallholder applicators in 24 different countries
Bibliographic information Aug. 2009, Vol.82, No.8, p.935-949. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract This study looks in detail at the causes and types of health incidents reported by 6,300 mainly smallholder agrochemical users in 24 countries during 2005 and 2006. The investigation was based on a questionnaire survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices, as well as on health problems experienced while using agrochemicals. In the 12 months prior to interview, 1.2% of users reported an agrochemical-related incident that required hospital treatment, 5.8% reported an incident requiring at least trained medical treatment but not hospitalisation and 19.8% reported only minor symptoms. In most countries, the incidence of serious health effects was low. However, there was a high incidence of minor symptoms in a few countries, especially in Africa.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; symptoms; agriculture; health hazards; crop protection
Descriptors (secondary) Africa; limitation of exposure; frequency rates; safe working methods; developing countries; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals