Reducing the incidence of acute pesticide poisoning by educating farmers on integrated pest management in South India.

@article{Mancini2009ReducingTI,
  title={Reducing the incidence of acute pesticide poisoning by educating farmers on integrated pest management in South India.},
  author={Francesca Mancini and Janice L S Jiggins and Michael B O'Malley},
  journal={International journal of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={143-51}
}
Sixty-five farmers reported on pesticide use and the signs and symptoms of acute pesticide poisoning when using two different plant protection strategies: in 2003 using chemical controls and in 2004 using an approach to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) based on an ecological analysis of the field conditions. Exposure to organophosphates was confirmed as a serious risk factor for occupational poisoning. The adoption of IPM reduced the use of pesticides and halved the incidence of acute pesticide… CONTINUE READING
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