publication . Article . 2012

The Palm Wine Trade: Occupational and Health Hazards

Lawrence Mbuagbaw; Sg, Noorduyn;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2012 Journal: The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (issn: 2008-6520, eissn: 2008-6814, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Health Organization
Abstract
The palm wine trade is an important economic activity for many tropical rural areas worldwide. In West Africa, palm wine holds high sociocultural and traditional values. Wine tappers often climb very tall trees with rudimentary equipment to harvest palm sap and risk severe injuries in the event of a fall. Furthermore, the wine quickly ferments beyond the desired taste and alcohol content, reducing the market power of these tappers. Therefore, to maximize benefits or to enhance shelf life, a variety of components are added to the palm tree sap, introducing the possibility of deadly contaminants. This paper highlights the public health implications of uncontrolled...
Subjects
free text keywords: Occupational injuries, Wine, Accidents falls, Methanol, Cameroon, Industrial medicine. Industrial hygiene, RC963-969
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publication . Article . 2012

The Palm Wine Trade: Occupational and Health Hazards

Lawrence Mbuagbaw; Sg, Noorduyn;