oa South African Medical Journal - Pesticides and the South African population

Volume 50, Issue 44
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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