Data concerning pesticide incidents investigated by the Field Operations Division (FOD) of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in Great Britain have been collated for the three year period April 1989 to March 1992.
The two hundred and seventy-five suspected poisoning incidents were assessed by the Pesticide Incidents Appraisal Panel (PIAP) as'confirmed'likely'unlikely'not confirmed'or that there were'insufficient data'to make an assessment.
Four hundred and eighteen members of the public were involved in 202 assessed incidents and 79 workers were exposed in 65 assessed incidents.
Overall, 129 (48%) incidents were assessed as'confirmed'or'likely'121 (45%) as'unlikely'or'not confirmed'and in 17 (6%) there were'insufficient data'to form a judgement.
Incidents occurring in an occupational setting were assessed as'confirmed'or'likely'more frequently (62%) than those involving members of the public (44%). Thirty-six per cent of those involved in a'confirmed'poisoning incident were working with a pesticide or were in close proximity to the operator ; 41% were on private property adjacent to a field being sprayed and a further 23% involved those walking, cycling or jogging past a sprayed field.
These data underestimate the number of occupational pesticide poisoning incidents in Great Britain as incidents involving sheep dips are not considered by PIAP but are dealt with by a parallel scheme run by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pesticide, Toxicité, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Intoxication, Exposition professionnelle, Accident travail, Epidémiologie, Pulvérisation, Morbidité, Mortalité, Etude longitudinale, Médecine travail, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pesticides, Toxicity, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Poisoning, Occupational exposure, Occupational accident, Epidemiology, Spraying, Morbidity, Mortality, Follow up study, Occupational medicine, Prevention
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0457171
Code Inist : 002B03G. Création : 01/03/1996.