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Pesticide use among farmers in the Amazon basin of Ecuador.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7087-1467
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7234-3510
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2003 (English)In: Archives of Environmental Health: An International Journal, ISSN 0003-9896, Vol. 58, no 4, 223-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Pesticide use is one of the most significant occupational exposures for agricultural workers in the Amazon basin of Ecuador. A structured questionnaire was developed focusing on sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge and experience of adverse health effects related to pesticide use, details of work practices, and an inventory of pesticides used on the farm. Of the 112 farmers interviewed, 111 (99.1%) used pesticides. Paraquat was most commonly used (77.4%), followed by glyphosate (65.7%). Respondents had good knowledge about the acute health effects of pesticides and their exposure routes. Risk behaviors were identified as frequent pesticide use, washing pesticide equipment in water sources used by humans, inadequate disposal of empty pesticide containers, eating and drinking during pesticide application, and using inadequate protective clothing. Training and educational campaigns on pesticide use should be encouraged for this cohort, along with suggestions for alternative methods of pest control.

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2003. Vol. 58, no 4, 223-8 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51885DOI: 10.3200/AEOH.58.4.223-228PubMedID: 14655902OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-51885DiVA: diva2:489627
Available from: 2012-02-03 Created: 2012-02-03 Last updated: 2017-12-08

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