Pesticides

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MCN has developed many resources to educate clinicians and others about the recognition and management of pesticide exposures. In addition, we have developed patient education materials to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers protect themselves and their families from exposure to these harmful, toxic chemicals. The Pesticide section of our Tool Box is populated with the tools and resources you need to better serve migrant and mobile patients.

MCN's Pesticide Comic Books

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MCN's pesticide comic books target migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families and cover topics related to children’s risks of pesticide exposures, pesticide exposure in women of reproductive age, and risks from pesticide exposure in the home, along with strategies to reduce these risks. According to our constituents, these culturally appropriate, Spanish-language patient education resources are a very useful tool to educate farmworkers and their families and to  illustrate ways to minimize pesticide exposure.

Pesticide Exposure Reporting and Workers' Compensation Map

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In 30 states, clinicians are required to report pesticide exposure cases. Developed with Farmworker Justice, MCN's Pesticide Exposure Reporting Map provides clinicians with state-specific pesticide reporting requirements and appropriate surveillance agencies. We’ve also included state-specific Workers' Compensation criteria and agencies responsible for enforcing the Worker Protection Standard.

Pesticide Clinical Tools

Acute Pesticide Exposures Clinical Guidelines

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This video describes a pesticide poisoning incident and how it affected a community health center.

WEBINAR: Cholinesterase Monitoring for Farmers Ranchers and Agricultural Workers

Cholinesterase Monitoring Webinar Resources

This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of cholinesterase monitoring and its application in the practice setting, including a review of the history of cholinesterase monitoring, best practices for whom and when to test, types of cholinesterase and tests, obtaining baselines, the role of the clinician in protecting workers and reporting pesticide exposures.

Cholinesterase Testing Protocols and Algorithm

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These clinical tools provide a concise and simple format for clinicians to use as guides in managing care for patients working with Class I and Class II organophosphates (OP) or OP and N-methyl-carbamates.

**MCN’s EOH efforts are largely supported through cooperative agreements with the US Environmental Protection Agency as part of their National Strategies for Health Care Providers: Pesticide Initiative. The conclusions and opinions expressed herein are those of MCN and do not necessarily reflect the positions and policies of the U.S. EPA