Conclusion

Worldwide, children and adolescents continue to make significant contributions to the agricultural work force, but the farm as a place for work and for play can be hazardous for them. Technology has altered the hazards in many developing economies, from increased potential for vectors of disease to increased exposure to pesticides. The increased used of heavy equipment will similarly shift the risks associated with farm work among children and adolescents. Progress toward recognition of hazards inherent in child labor has reduced the risks of farm injury in developed countries; that recognition needs to be applied in developing economies. Strategies need to be devised that address the different farm tasks and cultures in order to have a significant impact on health.

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