|Document ID (ISN)||52403|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0829-0369 - Travail et santé
|Convention or series no.
||Lafortune M., Panisset J.C.
||Assessment of the risk of exposure to pesticides by farmers in Quebec
||Mesure du risque d'exposition aux pesticides pour les producteurs agricoles du Québec [in French]|
||Summer 1988, Vol.4, No.2, p.S9-S14. Bibl.
||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.
||Quebec; agriculture; exposure evaluation; pesticides
||questionnaire survey; Canada
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)