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Document ID (ISN)68773
CIS number 97-569
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lessenger J.E.
Title The California pesticide program: Comments from the front lines
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.3, No.4, p.57-68. 19 ref.
Abstract The California pesticide safety programme is discussed from the point of view of a physician practising in an agriculture-rich area. The programme has 8 components: mandatory reporting of pesticide illness; tracking of pesticide sales; transportation and use; cholinesterase testing for applicators; integrated pest management; pest control advisers; safety and pest control operator programmes; physician education; pesticide regulation. Key points of each component are discussed and recommendations for improvement are put forward.
Descriptors (primary) pesticide poisoning; health programmes; crop protection; pesticides; USA
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase monitoring; notification of occupational diseases; California; training course
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Agricultural chemicals