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Symptom Prevalence and Work-related Risk Factors of Acute Pesticide Poisoning among Korean Farmers in Gyeong-gi Province
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Symptom Prevalence and Work-related Risk Factors of Acute Pesticide Poisoning among Korean Farmers in Gyeong-gi Province
Lee, Hyang Seok; Lee, Ji Hoon; Roh, Soo Yong; Kim, Ho Gil; Lee, Kyung Jun; Nam-gung, Sun Ju; Kwon, Soon Chan; Lee, Soo Jin;
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to measure the symptom prevalence of acute pesticide poisoning among farmers in Gyeong-gi province and to investigate the occupational risk factors. Methods: The subjects were 663 farmers using pesticide directly or indirectly and the survey was performed during 2013. 7. 11 - 2014. 8. 27. The data were analyzed by SPSS 21.0. Results: The prevalence of acute pesticide poisoning was 6.63% and dizziness was the most common symptom. Acute pesticide poisoning was related with `days of pesticide use per year`, `lifetime pesticide application days`, `the number of pesticide mixture` and `type of farming`. Conclusions: It is necessary to manage and educate the pesticide poisoning-vulnerable group more systematically. Afterward additional study is needed to investigate the farming safety behavior and delicate amount of pesticide exposure.
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