A study of pesticide safety and health perceptions among pesticide applicators in Tarrant County, Texas. Academic Article uri icon


  • Pesticide applicators from North Texas participated in a survey that was based on the constructs of the Health Belief Model of Strecher and Rosenstock. The survey assessed the knowledge, beliefs, and self-efficacy of pesticide applicators working for municipalities or in farming/ranching operations in Tarrant County, Texas. It was administered during a continuing-education class on pesticides sponsored by the Texas Agriculture Extension Service in Fort Worth, Texas. Results showed that while knowledge of the use of personal protective equipment was high, knowledge of the risk from dermal exposure was low.

author list (cited authors)

  • Martinez, R., Gratton, T. B., Coggin, C., RenĂ©, A., & Waller, W.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • January 2004