Pesticide poisonings are under-reported in all parts of the world but are assuredly higher in the developing countries. Incomplete data suggests that the number of cases and deaths are higher than expected and have increased considerably with the introduction of the organophosphate and carbamate insecticides to the different areas of the Third World.
This Chapter reviews pesticide poisonings, a problem which is of equal concern to agriculture and public health and one which constitutes a major agromedical problem. Mechanisms of poisonings and potentially hazardous situations are discussed.
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SOURCE: Davies, John E.; Freed, Virgil H.; Whittemore, Fred W., eds. An agromedical approach to pesticide management: some health and environment considerations. Miami, Florida: University of Miami Printing; 1983: 75-90.
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