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Analyisis of the tobacco production impacts on the environment, tobacco farmer´s health and environmental management iniciatives of the tobacco industry

Author(s): Marlise Schoenhals | Franciele Aní Caovilla Follador | Caciana da Silva

Journal: Engenharia Ambiental : Pesquisa e Tecnologia
ISSN 1678-2178

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 16;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Sustainable development | Pesticides | Green tobacco disease

The present work had as objective analyses the tobacco cultivation of the environment, health and life quality of the tobacco farmers, including aspects related with the pesticides utilization, individual protection equipments (IPE), health questions and other risks. For this, was utilized the methodology of bibliographical research and the field research, involving the last, 10 tobacco farmers located in Verê-Pr. The results point that the small farmers choose the tobacco cultivation in function of the lucratively obtained, which don’t will be reached with other cultivations due their small proprieties. Although the reported problems, in general, the tobacco farmers don’t present a appropriate level of conscious about the hazards which they are exposed, no associating, sometimes, certain problems to the tobacco cultivation. However, with the environment preservation and the environmental question obtaining more importance in Brazil, was possible to verify that the tobacco industry, also have being promoting and divulging some initiatives of environmental management.Keywords: sustainable development, pesticides, green tobacco disease.
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