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Table 4 Some operational habits exhibited by cocoa farmers during and after pesticides application

From: Pesticides exposure and the use of personal protective equipment by cocoa farmers in Ghana

Hygiene practices Yes (%) No (%)
Talking 89 11
Receiving visitors 75.8 24.2
Singing 66.7 33.3
Chewing gum or stick 17.5 82.5
Scooping/stirring chemicals with bare hands 67.5 32.5
Drinking water and alcohol 55.8 44.2
Whistling 25.8 74.2
Smoking cigarette/tobacco pipes 20.4 79.6
Eating food 45 55
Remove/blow sprayer nozzle blockages with mouth 40.4 59.6
Washing of personal protective equipment 22.9 77.1
  1. Multiple responses were recorded