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Table 2 Ten most common pesticides used in the study area (N = 64)

From: Pesticide use, erythrocyte acetylcholinesterase level and self-reported acute intoxication symptoms among vegetable farmers in Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Common name Frequency Percent Chemical classification Type of pesticide WHO category
Chlorpyriphos 50% and Cypermethrin 5% EC 49 76 Organophosphate + pyrethroid Insecticide II
Imidaclorprid 17.8% 33 51 Organophosphate Insecticide II
Flubendiamide 17 29 Anthranilicdiamide Insecticide NL
Dichlorvos 76% EC 16 25 Organophosphate Insecticide Ib
Propargite 70% EC 13 20 Unclassified Insecticide III
Endosulfan 13 20 Organochlorine Insecticide II
Methomyl 40 12 18 Carbamate Insecticide IB
Mancozeb 11 17 Dithiocarbamate Fungicide U
Emamectin Benzoate 10 17 Macrocyclic Lactone Insecticide III
Cypermethrin 10% 10 17 Pyrethroid Insecticide II
  1. Note: Only pesticides found during the home visit were recorded.