Acute pesticide poisoning among cut-flower farmers
Lu, J. Leilanie
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This article looks at the negative health effects tied to pesticide exposure in the cut-flower industry in La Trinidad, Philippines. It studies the extent of exposure, work and safety habits, personal and family illnesses, and cholinesterase levels. Pesticide entry was mainly ocular and dermal. Results indicated a strong association with illness related to pesticides including factors like using a contaminated piece of cloth to wipe up sweat and reusing pesticide containers to store water.