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Clinical Tools: Pesticides
National Pesticide Practice Skills Guidelines for Medical & Nursing Practice
Outlines the knowledge and skills that health professionals need to have about pesticides. This document is part of a national initiative aimed at ensuring that pesticides issues become integral elements of education and practice of primary care providers. English and Spanish
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings
This edition covers about 1,500 pesticide products in an easy-to-use format. Toxicology, signs and symptoms of poisoning, and treatment are covered in 19 chapters on major types of pesticides. It is edited by Dr. Routt Reigart and Dr. James Roberts, and is published by EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs. Both English and Spanish versions are available.
American Association of Poison Control Centers
American Association of Poison Control Centers Offers a listing of regional Poison Control Centers. Poison Control Centers provide information regarding possible or actual environmental or occupational exposures and recommended treatments. The website offers education for children and adults.
EPA's Soil Fumigant ToolBox for First Responders and Medical Personnel
Emergency Medical and Field Fumigation Guides for Methyl Bromide, Methylisothiocyanate (MITC), Chloropicrin, and Metam Sodium/Metam Potassium.
- Emergency Medical Treatment Guide-methyl Bromide.pdf( 202.75 Kb )
- Emergency Medical Treatment Guide-mitc.pdf( 258.09 Kb )
- Field Fumigation Emergency Responder Guide-chloropicrin.pdf( 519.51 Kb )
- Emergency Medical Treatment Guide-chloropicrin.pdf( 198.79 Kb )
- Field Fumigation Emergency Responder Guide-metam.pdf( 612.46 Kb )
Objective, science-based information about pesticides - written for the non-expert.
Farmworker Clinical Care Resource for Occupational Health
This comprehensive manual was developed by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health and the Migrant Clinicians Network for the diagnosis and treatment of occupational injuries in migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The information in the manual does focus on agricultural occupations in the Northeast.
MCN Pesticide Exposure Clinical Guidelines and Assessment Form
Clinical guidelines and exposure assessment form to address acute pesticide exposure in primary care settings. Developed with input from MCN’s Environmental and Occupational Advisory Committee and adapted from guidelines developed by Dr. Dennis H. Penzell, former medical director of a Community and Migrant Health Center that dealt with a large pesticide poisoning incident.
Occupational Exposure History Tools
The following documents are a collection of the best resources available for taking a good occupational health history.
Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents
Haz-Map® is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents. The main links in Haz-Map are between chemicals and occupational diseases. These links have been established using current scientific evidence.