|Document ID (ISN)||57694|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0783-6201 - East African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
|Convention or series no.
||Partanen T., Kurppa K., Ngowi V.F.
||Occupational pesticide hazards in developing countries - Epidemiological considerations
||Sep. 1991, Vol.1, No.2, p.46-51. Illus. 56 ref.
||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.
||agricultural chemicals; epidemiological aspects; developing countries; agriculture; pesticides
||poisoning; literature survey; exposure evaluation; symptoms; organophosphorus compounds
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland; Tanzania, United Republic of|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||OSH in developing countries