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Document ID (ISN)60351
CIS number 93-951
ISBN(s) 1-85649-201-X (hard); 1-85649-202-8 (soft)
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dinham B.
The Pesticides Trust
Title The pesticide hazard: A global health and environmental audit
Bibliographic information Zed Books Ltd., 57 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU, United Kingdom and 165 First Ave., Atlantic Hughlands, NJ 07716, USA, 1993. 228p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index.
Abstract World survey of pesticide use, and of the effects of pesticides on health and the environment. Contents: introduction (background, international regulation, controls on pesticide trade); trading in pesticides; health and safety (number of workers exposed, particular problem of agricultural labourers, low-income countries and unreliable statistics, chronic exposure, overreporting of suicides, aerial spraying, problems of storage and disposal, food contamination, problems of medical diagnosis of pesticide poisoning, labelling issues); environmental issues; country reports (Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay, Venezuela, Egypt, South Africa, India, Malaysia). In annex: questionnaire survey addressed to major agrochemical corporations, and a summary of the responses; producers of PIC (Prior Informed Consent) pesticides still available and of potential PIC pesticides. Glossary.
Descriptors (primary) agricultural chemicals; developing countries; toxic substances; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) India; Venezuela; Costa Rica; Ecuador; Paraguay; Malaysia; Egypt; South Africa; diagnosis; agricultural operations; crop protection; statistics; list of chemical substances; exposure evaluation; survey; questionnaire survey; environmental pollution; hazard identification; chronic poisoning; food contamination; glossary; Brazil
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
OSH in developing countries