Social Intervention: Center for Studies (IFG/GO) / Brazil in a Community of Small Farmers at Risk by the Use of Pesticides

Abstract

The paper corresponds to an intervention of a Center for Research in Brazil (NUPEDEA) in a community of small farmers at risk situation by the use of pesticides. The study was conducted by undergraduate Chemistry students and professors from the University in Joan polis Brasil/Gois, in the rural area where the agricultures live and in the urban area where their children go to school. The problems which lead to the intervention in the community were: verification of high rate of cancer; children/juveniles working in the plantations without personal protective equipment (PPE); little knowledge about the products in use. The study takes place at the little town school and at the food production sites. Our aim is to provide knowledge about the risks to health, the importance of using PPE and about alternative products which can be less harmful. The food, soil, and peoples clothing chemical analysis showed high rate of contamination. Thereby, we have developed materials with information and we have regularly visited the school and the farms. The field research demonstrates some changes in behavior that are considered favorable factors against the risk situation in which those people live.



Author Information
Alessandro Silva de Oliveira, Instituto Federal de Educao Cincia e Tecnologia de Gois, Brasil
Paula Graciano Pereira, Instituto Federal de Educao Cincia e Tecnologia de Gois, Brasil
Patricia Anne da Mata Monteiro, Instituto Federal de Educao, Cincia e Tecnologia de Gois, Brasil
Larissa Rodrigues Batista, Instituto Federal de Educao, Cincia e Tecnologia de Gois, Brazil
Auriane da Silva Costa, Instituto Federal de Educao, Cincia e Tecnologia de Gois, Brazil

Paper Information
Conference: ACSEE2016
Stream: Social Sustainability & Sustainable Living

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