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Biopesticides sequence, No. 1During contemporary many years there was a gentle raise within the use of chemical insecticides in either built and constructing international locations. This has prompted common trouble approximately their influence on human well-being and at the surroundings. this is often quite the case in much less built international locations that may lack applicable assets to minimise hazards and rectify problems.The objective of this brief publication is to supply a assessment of: Chemical pesticide markets, together with worldwide figures, exports from constructed nations, and markets in Latin the United States, Asia and Africa info at the scale of manufacture, import, export and use of chemical insecticides Examples of direct dangers to human welfare by way of acute poisonings as a result of occupational publicity and pesticide residues in nutrition Examples of issues of the garage of out of date shares of insecticides in constructing countries.The concentration is on acute difficulties in constructing nations, quite in Latin the USA, Asia and Africa, yet a few info can be supplied approximately built countries.This is the 1st quantity in a brand new 'Biopesticides sequence' built by way of the Biopesticides Programme at CABI Bioscience.

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Dawn, 26 August 1998 A survey of three hospitals found 52 people treated for non-suicidal pesticide poisonings. M. f'Agro-chemicals and Bio Products in South and South-East Asia, Proceedings of the International Workshop, 28-30 May 1997, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Pesticides News 38, December 1997, page 16 Pesticide Exposure and Health Effects 27 Philippines A survey in the Philippines found that 22% of the insecticides sprayed on rice are WHO Class Ia (extremely hazardous), primarily methyl parathion, while another 17% were WHO Class Ib (highly hazardous).

Sate and EtJicient Application olAgro-chemicals and Bio Products in South and South-East Asia. Proceedings of the International Workshop, 28-30 May 1997, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Pesticides News 38, December 1997, page 16 Pakistan A UN report estimated that approximately 500,000 people a year are poisoned by pesticides in Pakistan of which 10,000 die. Dawn, 26 August 1998 A survey of three hospitals found 52 people treated for non-suicidal pesticide poisonings. M. f'Agro-chemicals and Bio Products in South and South-East Asia, Proceedings of the International Workshop, 28-30 May 1997, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Pesticides News 38, December 1997, page 16 Pesticide Exposure and Health Effects 27 Philippines A survey in the Philippines found that 22% of the insecticides sprayed on rice are WHO Class Ia (extremely hazardous), primarily methyl parathion, while another 17% were WHO Class Ib (highly hazardous).

2. Poisonings The study found 12 deaths involving accidental and intentional (suicidal) drinking, inhaling and dermal contact with pesticides. All farmers interviewed (30) had at some time or another experienced pesticide poisoning without receiving professional medical advice. The symptoms experienced after spraying included headaches, sneezing, vomiting, nausea, skin irritations and breathing problems. 34 Chemical Pesticide Markets, Health Risks and Residues One fanner is reported to have died after vomiting profusely.

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