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Document ID (ISN)57694
CIS number 92-527
ISSN - Serial title 0783-6201 - East African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Partanen T., Kurppa K., Ngowi V.F.
Title Occupational pesticide hazards in developing countries - Epidemiological considerations
Bibliographic information Sep. 1991, Vol.1, No.2, p.46-51. Illus. 56 ref.
Abstract A review of the literature on epidemiological studies of pesticide hazards. Examples are given of studies covering: assessment of exposure and response; symptoms characteristic of pesticide poisoning; impact assessment and successful prevention programmes. A table shows prevalences of selected symptoms related to exposure to organophosphorus pesticides in different populations. It is considered that in developing countries, the assessment of the frequency and intensity of acute ill health caused by pesticides is of paramount importance in the planning and implementation of successful prevention programmes.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; epidemiological aspects; developing countries; agriculture; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; literature survey; exposure evaluation; symptoms; organophosphorus compounds
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland; Tanzania, United Republic of
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH in developing countries
Agricultural chemicals