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Document ID (ISN)49240
CIS number 88-551
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Loevinsohn M.E.
Title Insecticide use and increased mortality in rural Central Luzon, Philippines
Bibliographic information 13 June 1987, Vol.1, No.8546, p.1359-1362. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract This mortality study covered the inhabitants of 4 municipalities in a major rice-growing area of the island of Luzon (Philippines). Two periods were compared, one of low pesticide use (1961-1971), and one of high use (1972-1984). The non-traumatic mortality rate for adult men increased between the 2 periods by 27%, while that of women and children decreased significantly. It is suggested that the significant mortality increase in men is entirely due to exposure to insecticides among farmers, who wear normally no protective clothing during the spraying of insecticides such as carbofuran, endrin, parathion and monocrotophos (= azodrin).
Descriptors (primary) Philippines; mortality; developing countries; crop protection; agriculture; insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) parathion; endrin; rice; carbofuran; Azodrin
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
OSH in developing countries