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Document ID (ISN)20444
CIS number 74-520
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hearn C.E.D.
Title A review of agricultural pesticide incidents in man in England and Wales, 1952-1971.
Bibliographic information July 1973, Vol.30, No.3, p.253-258. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract Analysis of the cases of poisoning attributed to pesticides in England and Wales during the period 1952-1971. There were 9 fatal cases, of which only 3 were occupational in origin. There were 222 non-fatal incidents affecting 296 persons. The main problems in the use of pesticides in England and Wales today are: illicit decanting of concentrate from the manufacturers' labelled containers; hoarding of incompletely used containers; disposal of empty containers; importation of pesticides in indadequately labelled containers.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; United Kingdom; agriculture; statistics; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) survey
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals