Agrichemicals are used extensively in agriculture in South Africa and throughout the world and may present serious health hazards.
A review is made of their acute, sub-acute and chronic health effects with attention to the teratogenic and carcinogenic potential.
Assessment of agrichemical toxicity is critically discussed.
The limited data available on agrichemical poisoning in South Africa suggest that agrichemical poisoning is significantly under-reported and is potentially a major public health problem.
Implications for the development of health policy affecting farm workers are outlined.
Mots-clés Pascal : Produit agrochimique, Politique sanitaire, OMS, Agriculture, Toxicité, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Agricultural chemical product, Health policy, WHO, Agriculture, Toxicity, Human, South Africa, Africa
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0692189
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 199406.