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Document ID (ISN)70151
CIS number 97-1999
ISBN(s) 90-5485-774-9
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ohayo-Mitoko G.J.A.
Title Occupational pesticide exposure among Kenyan agricultural workers: An epidemiological and public health perspective
Bibliographic information Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands, 1997. xi, 254p. Illus. 203 ref.
Abstract This thesis provides an overview of pesticide use and management in Kenya and presents the results of a series of studies concerning: acetylcholinesterase inhibition among pesticide-exposed workers; identification of the determinants of pesticide exposure; self-reported symptoms; patterns of pesticide handling and practices of agricultural workers; and knowledge and activities of health-care workers in the diagnosis and management of pesticide poisoning. Recommendations for health promotion interventions are put forward. Summaries in Dutch and Swahili.
Descriptors (primary) Kenya; agriculture; crop protection; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase monitoring; neurotoxic effects; poisoning; respiratory impairment; thesis; risk factors; acetylcholinesterase
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceKenya
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals