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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Rural Work And Health Risks: A Review Into De “safe Use” Of Pesticides In Brazil [trabalho Rural E Riscos à Saúde: Uma Revisão Sobre O “uso Seguro” De Agrotóxicos No Brasil]
Author: de Abreu P.H.B.
Alonzo H.G.A.
Abstract: The paradigm of the “safe use” of pesticides is based on measures to control risks in the handling of these products. However, studies carried out in various regions of Brazil reveal a situation of widespread exposure and health damages among rural workers, revealing the ineffectiveness of this paradigm. This work presents a critical review of the “safe use” approach for pesticides in scientific papers published in Brazil in the past 15 years. Results indicate that these studies do not address, simultaneously, all the work activities that involve exposure and risk of intoxication (acquisition, transportation, storage, preparation and application, final disposal of empty containers and sanitization of contaminated clothes/ PPEs), nor do they comprehensively address the “safe use” measures recommended in safety manuals, which are mandatory for each activity. A total of 25 studies were selected and analyzed, revealing a high number of results and analyses regarding activities of preparation and application and final disposal of empty containers. The range of the approaches was seen to be timely in the six work activities. For future studies, a broader approach of the “safe use” of pesticides is recommended, seeking to reveal the complete infeasibility of this safety paradigm.
Editor: Associacao Brasileira de Pos - Graduacao em Saude Coletiva
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1413-812320141910.09342014
Date Issue: 2014
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