Monitoring Pesticide Use and Associated Health Hazards in Central America

@article{Bravo2011MonitoringPU,
  title={Monitoring Pesticide Use and Associated Health Hazards in Central America},
  author={Viria Bravo and Teresa Rodr{\'i}guez and B. V. W. Joode and N. Canto and G. Calder{\'o}n and M. Turcios and Luis Armando Men{\'e}ndez and W. Mej{\'i}a and A. Tatis and Federico Z Abrego and E. Cruz and C. Wesseling},
  journal={International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={258 - 269}
}
Abstract We established methods for monitoring pesticide use and associated health hazards in Central America. With import data from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama for 2000–2004, we constructed quantitative indicators (kg active ingredient) for general pesticide use, associated health hazards, and compliance with international regulations. Central America imported 33 million kg active ingredient per year. Imports increased 33% during 2000–2004. Of… Expand
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