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Trend of pesticide poisoning in recent decades in China.
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PMID:  10217930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The past decade experienced a stunning change in the incidence and fatality rates of pesticide poisonings in China. A study on representative case records of pesticide poisoning in a chinese province is presented here. A three-fold increase in poisoning cases due to a lack of preventive measures was reported at the beginning of the 1980s, under the rural economic reformation. Occupational intoxication incidence was swiftly reduced within a couple of years, and further stepped down as the adequate means were taken. On the contrary, the increase in non-occupational cases declined very slowly. The fatality rate of occupational poisoning cases was kept low (around few per thousand), while the non-occupational remarkably declined from 30% to 11% thanks to the efforts of health and medical care centres. The number and fatality rate of non-occupational cases thus came to play a more and more important role. Such trend is worth our attention.
D S Xue; Y Li; Z G Jin; B G Tao; Q D Zhou
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Medicina del lavoro     Volume:  89 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0025-7818     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Lav     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-17     Completed Date:  1999-05-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401176     Medline TA:  Med Lav     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S99-104     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Occupational Health, Shanghai Medical University, China.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
China / epidemiology
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / chemically induced*,  epidemiology
Pesticides / poisoning*
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