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Table 1 Adverse health effects of and protective measures for pesticides use at home

From: Knowledge and perceptions of hepatitis c infection and pesticides use in two rural villages in Egypt

  N (total = 67) %*
Adverse health effects   
Toxicity 29 43
Allergy 17 25
Skin reaction 12 18
Respiratory symptoms 12 18
Asphyxia 6 6
Eye irritation 4 9
Don’t know 17 25
Protective measures   
Leaving the sprayed room and close it after spraying 17 25
Using masks that cover mouth and nose 11 17
Using gloves 9 13
Washing hands after spraying 6 9
Keeping away from food or drink 5 8
Keeping away from children 4 6
Don’t know 8 12
  1. *Percents may add to more than 100% due to multiple responses.