Exposure to pesticides through treatment of crops
Farmers, farm workers and housekeepers can be exposed to pesticides in agriculture through the treatment of crops, plants and grain stores
How to prevent Exposure to pesticides through treatment of crops
- Follow instructions on labels including dosage, storage, disposal etc.
- Use PPE (personal protective equipment) to avoid inhalation or contact with Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHP)
- Reduce use of these HHPs, look for safer alternatives or chat with your extension officers about Integrated Pest Management