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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Level Of Understanding Of First Aid Information Contained In Agrochemical Labels By Tomato Growing Tenant Farmers In Sumaré, Sp [nível De Entendimento Das Informações De Primeiros Socorros De Bula E Rótulo De Agrotóxico Por Meeiros De Plantações De Tomate De Sumaré, Sp]
Author: Tomazin C.C.
Zambrone F.A.D.
Abstract: Agrochemical product labels contain information required by law indicating how to use it and handle safely in order to prevent accidents, avoid intoxications and minimize damages to rural workers'health. The main objective of this work was to assess the level of understanding of first aid information contained in labels of agrochemical products by tenant farmers working on trained tomato plantations in the municipality of Sumaré-SP, Brazil. Eighty rural workers were interviewed from March to May 2006. Simple objective phrases and scores were created to evaluate rural workers' understanding of each phrase. Only 10% of the workers understood the meaning of the phrase regarding ingestion, and 17,5% the one concerning inhalation. The difficulty to understand was related to the fact that rural workers did not know the meaning of the words "ingestion" and "inhalation". The phrases regarding ocular exposure and skin exposure, were understood by 47,5% and 37,5% of the workers, respectively. This study leads to the conclusion that labels on agrochemical products should be simplified and contain information aimed at the final consumers and its language should be adapted in order to better instruct and inform rural workers. © 2008 Sociedade Brasileira de Toxicologia.
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Date Issue: 2008
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