Health Research into Pesticides and Sprays

January 7, 2015 10:55 pm

Would you be interested in taking part in a study into the effect of pesticides on the health of farmers?

Massey University Research Nurse, Heather Duckett, wants to talk to farmers (sheep & beef, dairy, deer), orchardists and horticulturalists/flower growers in the Lower North Island from Taranaki across the Central Plateau to Hawke’s Bay and south to Wellington as part of her research into the use of sprays (pesticides, fungicides and herbicides) and the effects on health.

She wants to contact 50 farmers who either use sprays or who may enter paddocks after spraying has been done.

The research is around the higher risk these people face as an occupational group of developing blood and lymph node cancers.

To find out more information email: [email protected], or call (06) 350 5064.

Click here to view an Information Sheet about the study.

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