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Document ID (ISN)56065
CIS number 91-904
ISSN - Serial title 0098-4108 - Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Forget G.
Title Pesticides and the third world
Bibliographic information Jan. 1991, Vol.32, No.1, p.11-31. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract This paper explores some of the issues concerned with pesticide intoxication in the Third World and suggests some avenues of research likely to reduce the risk faced by exposed populations. The characteristics of several classes of pesticide are reviewed (organophosphate and carbamate insecticides, herbicides, organochlorinated pesticides, pyrethroids, botanical pesticides) along with reported health effects and results of toxicity studies. Legal aspects are also discussed along with application technologies, surveillance programmes and community participation, and risk factors related to the tropical climate.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; pesticides; developing countries; microclimate; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; herbicides; insecticides; medical supervision; statistics; legislation; crop protection
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
OSH in developing countries