Bookcover of Risk Assessment of Pesticide Exposure on Farmers Health
Booktitle:

Risk Assessment of Pesticide Exposure on Farmers Health

A Pesticide Risk Study on Farmers Health in Dhamrai Upazila of Dhaka District, Bangladesh

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-05-10 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-11489-2

ISBN-10:
3659114898
EAN:
9783659114892
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The present study evaluates the level of farmers' pesticide use practiced to pest control, their knowledge and perception of the impact of pesticides on environment. A questionnaire survey has been conducted to collect the data from the farmers. Data have been collected from 150 farmers of Bangladesh. The study revealed that the respondents of sprayer’s category (75) have better knowledge on the pesticide poisoning through skin contact compared to non sprayer’s category (75). Respondents have given emphasis on the washing hand after the handling of pesticides (73%), washing body after handling pesticides (73%), changing clothes (69%), willing to receive IPM training (59%) etc. Headache (65), excessive sweating (61) and thirst (61) were found major in the farmers of sprayer group whereas farmers of both sprayers (72) and non sprayer group (70) argued that weakness is a very common symptoms experienced by them. About 46.7% of the respondents found to have more than BDT. 2000 per annum of the loss of productivity and there is a gradual inclination in the regard. 40% of the respondents found to have WTP of less than BDT. 1000 per household per annum.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder, Md. Enayet Hossain , Shahriar Iqbal
Number of pages:
92
Published on:
2012-05-10
Stock:
Available
Category:
Geography
Price:
461.58 HK$
Keywords:
Public Health, impact, environment, water quality, Perception, Farmers

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