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  1. Risk assessment and management of occupational exposure to pesticides.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    International Symposium on Health Aspects of Environmental and Occupational Pesticide Exposure. Düsseldorf, DEU, 1998/09/28.

    Occupational exposure to pesticides in agriculture and public health applications may cause acute and long-term health effects.

    Prevention of adverse effects in the users requires actions to be undertaken in the pre-marketing and post-marketing phase of these products.

    The pre-marketing preventive actions are primary responsibility of industry and the public administration.

    Admission of pesticide use (registration) is carried out by considering the toxicological properties of each pesticide (hazard identification), determining the dose-response relationship (NOEL identification), assessing or predicting the exposure level in the various scenarios of their use, and characterising the risk.

    The decision about admission takes into consideration the balance between risks and benefits.

    The post-marketing preventive activities consist of the promotion of a proper risk management at the workplace.

    Such a management includes the risk assessment of the specific conditions of use, the adoption of proper work practices, and the health surveillance of the workers.

    Each country should develop an adequate National Plan for Prevention of Pesticide Risk which allocates different roles and tasks at the central, regional and local level.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicité, Evaluation risque, Gestion risque, Prévention, Formation utilisateur, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Pesticide, Surveillance sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Toxicity, Risk assessment, Risk management, Prevention, User training, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Pesticides, Sanitary surveillance

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    Cote : 99-0392349

    Code Inist : 002B30B01A. Création : 22/03/2000.