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Document ID (ISN)76313
CIS number 01-502
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Murphy H.H., Sanusi A., Dilts R., Djajadisastra M., Hirschhorn N., Yuliatingsih S.
Title Health effects of pesticide use among Indonesian women farmers - Part I: Exposure and acute health effects
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.6, No.3, p.61-85. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract In Indonesia, pesticides are used indiscriminately with very few precautions. In some regions, women are primarily involved in carrying out agricultural tasks. This study examines the different pesticides used in the country, the types of exposure and the signs and symptoms of poisoning among women involved in pesticide spraying, compared to a control group of women not using pesticides. The acute signs and symptoms most frequently observed included tremors, eye irritation, running nose, excessive sweating, dry throat, nausea, chest pain, numbness and fatigue.
Descriptors (primary) pesticide poisoning; agriculture; women; chronic poisoning
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; tremor; eye irritation; pesticide spraying; fatigue; questionnaire survey; neurological effects; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndonesia; Papua New Guinea
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture