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Document ID (ISN)64949
CIS number 95-1423
ISSN - Serial title On Guard
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chirewa D.
Title Health hazards of pesticides
Bibliographic information Dec. 1994, Vol.3, No.1, p.13-14. 3 ref.
Abstract The major hazards of pesticide use in Africa are surveyed (lack of information, increasing use of pesticides, misuse of pesticides, exposure to pesticides). The number of compensated cases of pesticide poisoning in Zimbabwe in 1992, 1993 and 1994 (Jan.-Mar.) is provided. The health hazards of exposure are listed, and how to recognize poisoning by pesticides is explained. A table provides information on annual pesticide expenditure and number of pesticide poisonings in 11 African countries (Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe).
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; pesticides; Africa; Zimbabwe
Descriptors (secondary) C˘te d'Ivoire; Cameroon; Kenya; Mozambique; Mauritius; statistics; Sudan; Senegal; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Malawi
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceZimbabwe
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals