oa South African Medical Journal - Pesticides and the South African population
|Article Title||Pesticides and the South African population|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Plant Protection Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Oct 1976|
|Pages||1801 - 1805|
|Keyword(s)||Detrimental effects, Legislation, Medical law, Occupational health, Pesticides, Physiology and South Africa population|
Legislation which has a bearing on pesticides, and its current implementation by the State departments of Agricultural Technical Services and Health, are discussed. Organophosphate compounds account for about 80% of all deaths from pesticides and for about 60% of nonfatal cases of intoxication.
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