Risk assessment and health effects of pesticides used in tobacco farming in Malaysia

@inproceedings{Cornwall1995RiskAA,
  title={Risk assessment and health effects of pesticides used in tobacco farming in Malaysia},
  author={Jennifer Cornwall and Mandy L Ford and Tilaks S Liyanage and D Win Kyi Daw},
  year={1995}
}
Pesticide poisoning is a global health problem to which tobacco farmers are at risk because of the need for frequent application of pesticide to this insect-prone crop. A cross-sectional, descriptive study of 103 tobacco workers from 50 family farm units in Kelantan, Malaysia, aimed to determine pesticides used, the factors influencing exposure of tobacco farmers to pesticides and the frequency of poisoning among tobacco farmers. Questionnaire, observation and focus group discussions were used… CONTINUE READING

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