Why don't pesticide applicators protect themselves? Exploring the use of personal protective equipment among Colombian smallholders.

@article{Feola2010WhyDP,
  title={Why don't pesticide applicators protect themselves? Exploring the use of personal protective equipment among Colombian smallholders.},
  author={Giuseppe Feola and Claudia R. Binder},
  journal={International journal of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={11-23}
}
The misuse of personal protective equipment (PPE) during pesticide application was investigated among smallholders in Colombia. The integrative agent-centered (IAC) framework and a logistic regression approach were adopted. The results suggest that the descriptive social norm was significantly influencing PPE use. The following were also important: (1) having experienced pesticide-related health problems; (2) age; (3) the share of pesticide application carried out; and (4) the perception of PPE… CONTINUE READING