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Recognition and Using Status of Carbon Disulfide (CS2) as Fumigant for Controlling Chestnut Weevil, Curculio sikkimensis among Chestnut Farmers
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Recognition and Using Status of Carbon Disulfide (CS2) as Fumigant for Controlling Chestnut Weevil, Curculio sikkimensis among Chestnut Farmers
Lee, Moo-Sik; Kim, Eun-Young; Lee, Jae-Lim; Sohn, Gi-Yeon;
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 Abstract
Objectives: We surveyed the awareness and current status of using fumigant carbon disulfide for exterminate Curculio sikkimensis among chestnut farmers in Chungnam Province to suggest directions for health education and public relations. Methods: We designed questionnaires to evaluate recognition of fumigant carbon disulfide. We conducted a questionnaire survey to assess recognition and recognition level of fumigant carbon disulfide by the study variables. Results: The recognition status for fumigant carbon disulfide was 74.5%, but the recognition level was low (know well 27.5%). The path of recognition was 45.1% and 15.7% for neighbor and rural technology center, respectively. The recognition status for warning label of fumigant carbon disulfide was 52.9%. Recognition for warning label of fumigant carbon disulfide was tended to increase with high educational attainment, bigger owning land area. Recognition on the content of warning label were 29.4%, 27.5%, 21.6%, and 21.6% for inflammability, toxicity, hazard, and explosiveness, respectively. Using personal protection equipment was tended to increase with the high status of awareness on fumigant carbon disulfide. Conclusions: Health education programs for using fumigant carbon disulfide are needed for chestnut farmers. In addition, publicity information activities about prevention and protection of carbon disulfide poisoning are needed for high risk farmers.
 Keywords
Carbon disulfide;Chestnut;Farmers;Fumigation;
 Language
Korean
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