Akut pesticidforgiftning--et globalt folkesundhedsproblem

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Following the intensification of agriculture and the promotion of agro-chemicals in low and middle income countries, acute pesticide poisoning has become a major public health problem with more than 300,000 deaths each year around the world. The easy availability of highly toxic pesticides in the homes of farming communities has made pesticides a preferred choice for suicide with an extremely high case fatality. Similarly, the extensive use of pesticides exposes the community to both long-term and acute occupational health problems. A concerted effort is urgently needed to address this problem.
Udgivelsesdato: 2006-Sep-4
Bidragets oversatte titelAcute pesticide poisoning--a global public health problem
TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger
Udgave nummer36
Sider (fra-til)3042-4
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 2006

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