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Farm workers and pesticides: the first line of defence

Healy, Patricia

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Government regulation of agricultural chemicals provides farm workers with their first line of defence against hazardous pesticide exposure. However, the recent decision to re-register the organophosphate insecticide Mevinphos, despite its undisputed toxicity, suggests major gaps in that defence. It raises two broad concerns about the present regulatory framework for registering pesticides for use on Australian farms. First, it suggests the potential for conflict between the regulatory goals of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/81025
Source: Journal of Occupational Health and Safety: Australia and New Zealand

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