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ID (ISN) del documento111981
Número CIS 11-0683
ISSN - Título de la serie 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Blanco-Muñoz J., Lacasaña M.
Título Practices in pesticide handling and the use of personal protective equipment in Mexican agricultural workers
Información bibliográfica 2nd quarter 2011, Vol.16, No.2, p.117-126. 30 ref.
Resumen In this study, information was collected by means of questionnaires from 99 Mexican agricultural workers (35 women and 64 men) concerning sociodemographic data, agricultural practices, use of pesticides, use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and risk perception. As expected, men handled pesticides more frequently than women (67% versus 20%). The workers carried out several agricultural tasks, used a great number of pesticide products (59 commercial brands of pesticides, 33 active ingredients, and 20 chemical families), used mostly manual application equipment, and showed a low rate of correct usage of PPE (2%) and insufficient levels of proper hygienic practices. In addition, storage of pesticide products and application equipment at home was frequent among this group of workers (42%), and provides a significant source of exposure for the workers' families. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) México; pesticidas; equipo de protección individual; agricultura; exposición
Descriptores (secundarios) consciencia de seguridad; comportamiento humano; encuesta; limitación de la exposición; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; aspectos sociales
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Personal protection
Agricultura
Agricultural chemicals