"According to a World Health Organization survey of minor agricultural pesticide poisoning carried out in Asia, an estimated 25 million agricultural workers in the developing world suffer from an episode of poisoning each year."
Source:J. Jeyaratnam. "Acute Pesticide Poisoning: A Major Global Health Problem." World Health Statistics Quarterly 43, No. 3 (1990): 142. http://www.vegetableipmasia.org/docs/Scientific%20Papers/jeryaratnam_who... [verified 4/18/14]