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Document ID (ISN)52403
CIS number 89-1604
ISSN - Serial title 0829-0369 - Travail et santé
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lafortune M., Panisset J.C.
Title Assessment of the risk of exposure to pesticides by farmers in Quebec
Original title Mesure du risque d'exposition aux pesticides pour les producteurs agricoles du Québec [in French]
Bibliographic information Summer 1988, Vol.4, No.2, p.S9-S14. Bibl.
Abstract Findings of a questionnaire survey show that the consulted workers safely executed only 42% to 60% of the analysed tasks even though their level of awareness and judgement of safe work methods is approximately 70% to 86%. It seems that agricultural producers have a high risk level of exposure to pesticides, not because of their lack of awareness of the existence of safe work methods but rather because of their lack of motivation to implement them. It is assumed that producers mainly need to be informed of the real toxicity of pesticides in order to accurately gauge the risk associated with the use of these products.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; agriculture; exposure evaluation; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey; Canada
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Agricultural chemicals