Rafael Cervantes

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BACKGROUND Pesticides are of concern in Bolivia because of increasing use. Frequent intoxications have been demonstrated due to use of very toxic pesticides, insufficient control of distribution and sale and little knowledge among farmers of protective measures and hygienic procedures. METHOD Questionnaires were applied and blood tests taken from 81(More)
This study compares gender differences regarding knowledge, practice, and symptoms of intoxication when handling pesticides in farming. Data were gathered in La Paz County, Bolivia, in 2008 and 2009. Poor knowledge on safe handling, hazardous working practices, and use of very toxic pesticides were seen. Being a female and having a low educational level(More)
Background: Pesticides are of concern in Bolivia because of increasing use. Frequent intoxications have been demonstrated due to use of very toxic pesticides, insuffi cient control of distribution and sale and little knowledge among farmers of protective measures and hygienic procedures. Method: Questionnaires were applied and blood tests taken from 81(More)
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