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Id: lil-371860
Autor: McDougall, L; Magloire, L; Hospedales, C. J; Tollefson, J. E; Ooms, M; Singh, N. C; White, Franklin M. M.
Título: Attitudes and practices of pesticide users in Saint Lucia, West Indies
Fonte: Bull. Pan Am. Health Organ;27(1):43-51, 1993.
Idioma: en.
Resumo: This article reports the results of a Saint Lucia survey, part of a larger program, that was the first to document the prevalence of suboptimal safety practices among vector control and farm workers using pesticides in the English-speaking Caribbean. Among other things, the survey found that many of 130 pesticide users surveyed were unaware that the skin and eyes were important potential routes of absorption. Over a quarter said had felt ill at some point as a result of pesticide use. About half the respondents said they had received more than "introductory" training in safe pesticide use, and most said they always found labels or directions affixed to pesticide containers. However, about half said they never or only sometimes understood the labels, and many of those who said they understood did not always follow the instructions. About a quarter of the smokers said they smoked while using pesticides; about a sixth of the survey subjects said they ate food while using pesticides; and over 60 percent said they never wore protective clothing
Descritores: Saúde do Trabalhador
Uso de Praguicidas
Trabalhadores Rurais
Santa Lúcia
-Serra Leoa
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