Accidents due to the misuse and abuse of agricultural pesticides is a worldwide problem. Although data gaps exist, there is an ever-growing body of information on the incidence and nature of pesticide-caused poisonings in the developing countries of the world. The information gathered in a field study in Ecuador, South America, among rural-based users of pesticides contributes to the understanding of the problem. Factors that contribute to accidental poisonings are detailed and described an are related to accident prevention efforts.
JOURNAL AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ID#
JOURNAL: Accid Anal Prev. 1989; 21(4): 394-398. ISSN: 1.
Note: Accident Analysis and Prevention.NLOM ID#: 89351232 .
Publication #: 89351232
This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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