In Malaysia, pesticides are an integral part of most agricultural practices, being used on rubber estates, oil palm plantations, vegetable farms, padi fields, fruit orchards, forests and even some backyard gardens. They are also widely used in public health programs, such as fogging for dengue fever and the malaria and filariasis eradication programs. Pesticides and fertilizers have become an accepted part of the lives of thousands of farmers, estate workers and sprayers.