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ID (ISN) del documento110136
Número CIS 09-1034
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Tomenson J.A., Matthews G.A.
Título Causes and types of health effects during the use of crop protection chemicals: Data from a survey of over 6,300 smallholder applicators in 24 different countries
Información bibliográfica Aug. 2009, Vol.82, No.8, p.935-949. Illus. 21 ref.
Resumen This study looks in detail at the causes and types of health incidents reported by 6,300 mainly smallholder agrochemical users in 24 countries during 2005 and 2006. The investigation was based on a questionnaire survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices, as well as on health problems experienced while using agrochemicals. In the 12 months prior to interview, 1.2% of users reported an agrochemical-related incident that required hospital treatment, 5.8% reported an incident requiring at least trained medical treatment but not hospitalisation and 19.8% reported only minor symptoms. In most countries, the incidence of serious health effects was low. However, there was a high incidence of minor symptoms in a few countries, especially in Africa.
Descriptores (primarios) pesticidas; síntomas; agricultura; riesgos para la salud; protección de los cultivos
Descriptores (secundarios) África; limitación de la exposición; tasas de frecuencia; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; paises en desarrollo; encuesta por cuestionario
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultura
Agricultural chemicals