EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION STRATEGY FOR EXOGENOUS PESTICIDE POISONING IN THE MAIN COFFEE PRODUCING CITY IN BRAZIL

Keywords: agrochemicals, intoxication, capacitation, farmers

Abstract

Introduction: Currently, as exogenous poisonings are extremely relevant public health problems throughout Brazil, requiring an intervention or an end to reduce this situation. Objective: Therefore, this study aims to describe the epidemiological profile of exogenous pesticide poisoning in the city of Patrocínio – MG, in the period 2007-2020, as well as to develop an intervention project capable of reducing the death and poisoning rates in this city. Methods: The database of the Informatics Department of the Unified Health System (DATASUS) was used with the help of the TabNet tab, analyzing epidemiological and descriptive data from the city of Patrocínio-MG. Thus, it sought data restricted to the disease: exogenous poisoning by agricultural pesticides. Clinical and sociodemographic variables related to pesticides were included. A systematic literature review was carried out in the Scielo, Google Academic and Nescon Virtual Library databases from 2000-2021 to propose interventions. Results: no period of analysis of 164 cases of exogenous poisoning by agricultural pesticides in Patrocínio. The most reported cases were among the population aged 20-39 years, with incomplete primary education. The circumstances at the time of intoxication occurred predominantly during work in which the injured had, for the most part, a favorable evolution. Discussion: An intervention proposal was based on two articles selected based on the inclusion and exclusion requirements and is based on reducing intoxication by farmers' capacity, population awareness, data collection to create a reliable epidemiological profile and training of professionals of health.
Published
2022-02-02
How to Cite
Arantes, V. R., Paschoa, R. F. X. de, Frias, P. H. de A., Freitas, J. V. O., Moreira, M. R., & de Oliveira, S. V. (2022). EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION STRATEGY FOR EXOGENOUS PESTICIDE POISONING IN THE MAIN COFFEE PRODUCING CITY IN BRAZIL, 15(1), 38-48. https://doi.org/10.22280/revintervol15ed1.513