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Distribuição espacial do uso de agrotóxicos no Brasil: uma ferramenta para a Vigilância em Saúde

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Distribuição espacial do uso de agrotóxicos no Brasil: uma ferramenta para a Vigilância em Saúde
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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, October 2017
DOI 10.1590/1413-812320172210.17742017
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Wanderlei Antonio Pignati, Francco Antonio Neri de Souza e Lima, Stephanie Sommerfeld de Lara, Marcia Leopoldina Montanari Correa, Jackson Rogério Barbosa, Luís Henrique da Costa Leão, Marta Gislene Pignatti


The intensive use of pesticides in Brazilian agriculture is a public health issue due to contamination of the environment, food and human health poisoning. The study aimed to show the spatial distribution of the planted area of agricultural crops, the use of pesticides and related health problems, as a Health Surveillance strategy. We obtained data from the planted area of 21 predominant crops, indicators of the consumption of pesticides per hectare for each crop and health problems. The amount of pesticides used in the Brazilian municipalities was spatially distributed and correlated with the incidence of pesticides poisoning: acute, sub-acute and chronic. There was a predominance of soybean, corn and sugar cane crops, which together accounted for 76% of the area planted in Brazil in 2015. Some 899 million liters of pesticides were sprayed in these crops, and Mato Grosso, Paraná and Rio Grande Sul used the largest quantities, respectively. The health problems showed positive and significant correlations with pesticide use. The methodological strategy facilitated the identification of priority municipalities for Health Surveillance and the development of intersectoral actions to prevent and mitigate the impacts of pesticides on health and the environment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 456 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 94 21%
Student > Master 75 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 43 9%
Student > Postgraduate 24 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 5%
Other 62 14%
Unknown 135 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 85 19%
Chemistry 54 12%
Environmental Science 28 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 4%
Engineering 20 4%
Other 89 20%
Unknown 160 35%