Agricultural Pesticide Accidents and Prevention in Ecuador

  • Grieshop, James I.;
  • Winter, David M.


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: 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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