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.