BANGLADESH: Pesticide poisoning takes its toll

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7400 décès dus aux pesticides au Bangladesh en 2008

Un paysans indien répand des pesticides © AFP PHOTO/ Deshakalyan CHOWDHURY/ FILES

An annual government survey of Bangladesh’s health situation has found that pesticide-related poisoning is a leading cause of death, underscoring a major health concern.

The 2009 Health Bulletin, which compiles health statistics from 2008, recorded 7,438 pesticide-related poisoning deaths at more than 400 hospitals nationwide amongst men and women aged 15-49.

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