Notification of occupational and work-related diseases and poisonings in Malaysia 1997-1998

Sirajuddin, H. and Beach, J.R and Aw, Tar-Ching and Ahmad, K.Sheikh (2001) Notification of occupational and work-related diseases and poisonings in Malaysia 1997-1998. Medical journal of Malaysia, 56 (1). pp. 25-31. ISSN 0300-5283. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In 1997, the Ministry of Health Malaysia introduced a surveillance programme for occupational and work-related diseases including poisonings for cases seen in government health facilities. Between June 1997 and November 1998, there were 36 cases of respiratory disease and 95 cases of poisoning by chemicals and pesticides notified while skin diseases were 108 cases. Respiratory diseases reported were predominantly occupational asthma (25%), pneumoconiosis (17%) and infections (39%). The commonest reported skin disease was contact dermatitis (87%). The commonest causes of occupational poisonings were paraquat (19%), organo-phosphates (16%), agro-chemicals excluding pesticides (15%) and gases (10%). The number of cases reported is still relatively few compared to data from other countries, suggesting that there is still considerable under reporting

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