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Document ID (ISN)56611
CIS number 91-1634
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Title Pesticide incidents investigated in 1989/90
Bibliographic information Chief Inspectors Branch CI 2B, Health and Safety Executive, Daniel House, Trinity Road, Bootle L20 7HE, United Kingdom, July 1990. 78p.
Abstract This summary report deals with cases in Great Britain involving acute symptoms following pesticide exposure. Investigations include suspected poisoning during ground spraying and other agricultural operations, aerial spraying complaints, environmental incidents and incidents involving non-agricultural use of pesticides. Details provided include activity in progress and chemical being used, the number, sex and age of persons involved and a brief summary of the incident or nature of the complaint. Details are also given of enforcement action taken under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 along with the results of a survey of pesticide stores carried out by the Agricultural Inspectorate in October 1989.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; chemical hazards; pesticides; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; storage; crop protection; enforcement; environmental pollution; report on investigation; labour inspection; statistics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals