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Pesticide poisoning among farmers of India: a study of Karnataka State

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, Karnatak University’s, Karnatak Science College, Dharwad, Karnataka India

Res. J. Forensic Sci., Volume 9, Issue (2), Pages 14-17, July,29 (2021)


Pesticide poisoning cases were examined between 2014 and 2018 to better understand the pattern of poisoning cases among Karnataka farmers. From OPD (Outpatient branch) through IPD (Inpatient branch), a total of 1459 poisoning cases were investigated, surveyed in a systemic sense from admission to rehabilitation or death of way In order to understand the Victims' age ranges, with the youngest being the most popular form poisoning, the manner in which a person is poisoned, the agricultural and city characteristics, many of these cases have been studied. Of 1459 cases, male 1112 cases (76.22%) were mainly female 347 cases (23.79%) with the remainder (48.32%) belonging to the organization of 41-50 age holder, Organophosphorous compounds are the most often found poisons (54.49%). Compared to others, the most common victims were agricultural farmers with a rural history who belonged to the lower socio-economic strata (78.54%).


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