|Document ID (ISN)||49240|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0140-6736 - Lancet
|Convention or series no.
||Insecticide use and increased mortality in rural Central Luzon, Philippines
||13 June 1987, Vol.1, No.8546, p.1359-1362. Illus. 30 ref.
||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).
||Philippines; mortality; developing countries; crop protection; agriculture; insecticides
||parathion; endrin; rice; carbofuran; Azodrin
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
OSH in developing countries