Acute pesticide poisoning among female and male cotton growers in India.

  title={Acute pesticide poisoning among female and male cotton growers in India.},
  author={Francesca Mancini and Ariena H. C. van Bruggen and Janice L S Jiggins and Arun C Ambatipudi and Helen C Murphy},
  journal={International journal of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={11 3},
A season-long assessment of acute pesticide poisoning among farmers was conducted in three villages in India. Fifty female cotton growers reported the adverse effects experienced after exposures to pesticides by themselves and by their male relatives (n=47). The study documented the serious consequences of pesticide use for the health of farmers, particularly women field helpers. Typically female tasks such as mixing concentrated chemicals and refilling spraying tanks were as hazardous as… CONTINUE READING
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