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Document ID (ISN)49171
CIS number 88-549
ISSN - Serial title 0783-6201 - East African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mahathevan R.
Title Pesticide hazards in the tropics
Bibliographic information 15 Apr. 1987, p.4-7. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract The problems with pesticide use in the tropics are different because of lack of guidance, hot environment and minimal clothing, aggravated ecological problems, need for formulation without proper controls, use and misuse in rural and urban areas. Poisoning and fatalities are noted; the information necessary for a monitoring system is given.
Descriptors (primary) tropical climate; developing countries; health hazards; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; agriculture; fatalities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH in developing countries
Agricultural chemicals
Natural phenomena