Safety recommendations

Recommended safety measures at governmental policy level

Recommended safety measures

at field level

ú Banning pesticides that have been banned elsewhere in the world.

ú Strengthen local health systems’ ability to conduct more frequent and wider health screening campaigns for early detection of MeN.

ú Fund large-scale environmental studies to determine level of water contamination in certain rural areas and introduce environmental protection measures based on collected evidence.

ú Ensure appropriate pesticide disposal mechanisms to prevent environmental contamination.

ú Facilitate transition to organic farming methods.

ú Enforce existing regulations as concerns farmers’ daily work limits, use of protective equipment during pesticide spraying periods and permitting rehydration pauses.

ú Provision of electrolyte balancing serums for rehydration purposes, as clinical pictures consistently reveal electrolytic disturbances.