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Citation

Hendges C, Schiller ADP, Manfrin J, Macedo EK, Gonçalves AC, Stangarlin JR. J. Environ. Sci. Health B 2019; ePub(ePub): ePub.

Affiliation

a Department of Agronomy , State University of Western Paraná , Marechal Cândido Rondon , Brazil.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, Informa - Taylor and Francis Group)

DOI

10.1080/03601234.2018.1550300

PMID

30614368

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate pesticide poisonings in the southern region of Brazil between years 1999 and 2014. Data were collected from the database Sinitox. Intoxications and deaths were evaluated according to the distribution by gender (female and male), age group (≤14, 15-59 and ≥60 years), area of occurrence (urban and rural), circumstance (accident, occupational and suicide attempt) and evolution of the cases over time (cure, unconfirmed cure, death and sequelae). In the evaluated period, 21,305 cases of intoxication were registered. The results show that males between the ages of 15 and 59 years are more affected; and there is a greater representativeness in the urban area. These results are related to the application of agrochemicals being carried out by individuals between 15 and 59 years of age. The great correlation of urban area possibly occurs in function of the air currents brought from the field and as a result, population has been more affected and the consumption of contaminated food. It was observed that women handling pesticides more cautiously, in this way the accidents with male gender are more frequent, however, many women use the product intentionally to provoke suicide.


Language: en

Keywords

Lethally; human contamination; public health

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