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ISSN: 2641-1725

LOJ Medical Sciences

Research Article(ISSN: 2641-1725)

Determination of Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviors of Pesticide Dealers and Applicators in Different Cities of Turkey

Volume 3 - Issue 1

Tufan Nayir1*, Ozan Demirozer2, Asiye Uzun3, Dilek Oztas4, Tugce Tercan5 and Kamile Silay6

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    • 1,5Ministry of Health, Republic of Turkey
    • 2,3Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Isparta, Turkey
    • 4 Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    • 6Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Faculty of Medicine

    *Corresponding author: Tufan Nayir, Ministry of Health, Republic of Turkey, Turkey

Received: January 28, 2019;   Published: February 07, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/LOJMS.2019.02.000154

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Introduction: Biocidal products refer to the general name of substances used in order to prevent, control or reduce the harmful effects of hazardous organisms present in all areas of public health describing human settlements, working areas, physical places and environment related to daily living [1]. The use of biocidal product around the world is, on average, 3 million tons per year; this amount is 13.000 tons in Turkey.

Objective: Objective this study is to measure the knowledge, attitude and behaviors of Pesticide sellers and Pest Control Companies during February-May 2017 in the cities of Antalya (Aksu), Denizli (Center), Isparta (Center) and Ankara (Center).

Materials and Methods:This study was conducted in the cities of Antalya, Denizli, Isparta and Ankara during the months of February-May 2017 by means of surveys prepared to measure knowledge, attitude and behaviors of pesticide sellers and home pest control companies. In the survey study, 37 questions in total were addressed to pesticide sellers while 48 questions were directed to managers and workers in home pest control companies. Statistical significance value was accepted as p< 0.05. For statistical analyses and calculations, IBM SPSS Statistics 21.0.

Results:The average age of respondents was 36.77±10.73 years for home pest dusters and 37.50±9.74 for pesticide sellers. Pesticide sellers (86.7% was university graduate) were found to have higher education level in comparison to home pest dusters (53.3% was university graduate). When the questions of surveys were evaluated, average score of home pest dusters were defined as 64.69±7.79 whereas pesticide sellers scored 64.18±9.74 on average.

Keywords: Biocidal product; Pest control; Biocide poisoning; Agriculture

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