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Nhan đề: Pesticide regulations and farm worker safety: the need to improve pesticide regulations in Viet Nam
Tác giả: Dung, Phung tri
Connell, Des
Miller, Greg
Rutherford, Shannon
Cordia Ming-Yeuk, Chu
Từ khoá: Pesticide regulations
Worker safety
Agricultural pesticide
Năm xuất bản: Jun-2012
Tùng thư/Số báo cáo: World Health Organisation;Volume 90, Issue 6, Page 468-473
Tóm tắt: Agricultural pesticide use in Viet Nam has more than tripled since 1990. However, pesticide legislation and regulations have not been developed in response to this large increase in usage, as a result of which pesticides pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. This paper identifies the need to improve pesticide regulations in Viet Nam through a comparative analysis of pesticide regulations in Viet Nam and the United States of America, where the rate of acute poisoning among agricultural workers is much lower than in Viet Nam and where information pertaining to pesticide regulations is made accessible to the public. The analysis identified several measures that would help to improve Viet Nam's pesticide regulations. These include enhancing pesticide legislation, clarifying the specific roles and active involvement of both the environmental and health sectors; performing a comprehensive risk-benefit evaluation of pesticide registration and management practices; improving regulations on pesticide suspension and cancellation, transport, storage and disposal; developing import and export policies and enhancing pesticide-related occupational safety programmes.
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