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Table 1 Baseline self reported pesticide use by 172 households in last maha and yala agricultural season.

From: Community uptake of safe storage boxes to reduce self-poisoning from pesticides in rural Sri Lanka

  maha yala
  No. (%) of households No. of containers used No. (%) of households No. of containers used
OP class Ib1 17 (10%) 28 3 (2%) 4
OP class II2 108 (63%) 231 27 (16%) 42
Carbamate class Ib1 26 (15%) 50 7 (4%) 25
Carbamate class II2 22 (13%) 39 1 (1%) 1
Paraquat2 57 (33%) 100 3 (2%) 3
Other herbicides 106 (62%) 348 12 (7%) 21
All other pesticides 46 (27%) 168 17 (10%) 27
  1. 1 Classified as 'highly hazardous' [10]
  2. 2 Classified as 'moderately hazardous' [10]