Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
June 16, 1999
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 1999* J. Routt Reigart, M.D. and James R. Roberts, M.D., M.P.H. Information for health professionals treating acute pesticide poisonings. Covers toxicology, symptoms of poisoning, treatment, and chemical structure of insecticides, herbicides and other pesticides. Includes guidelines for determining exposure history and dosage for antidotes, plus tables on screening questions, interview guidelines, steps in investigating a disease outbreak and more. 236 pp. Free. Contact Certification and Worker Protection Branch, Field and External Affairs Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW (7506C), Washington, DC 20460; phone (703) 305-7666; (703) 308-2962. Electronic copies available at http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/safety/healthcare/
*Pesticide Safety: A Reference Manual for Private Applicators, 1998* Patrick J. O’Connor-Marer. Outlines safety procedures for pesticide application. Includes questionnaires to determine farm profile and needs. Discusses pesticide labels, mixing and application, ways to recognize and reduce pesticide hazards, and procedures for coping with pesticide emergencies. 120 pp. US$7. Contact University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources – Publications, 6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608-1239; phone (800) 994-8849 or (510) 642-2431; fax (510) 643-5470; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Request Publication 3383.
*A Guide to Heat Stress in Agriculture, 1993* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Provides guidelines for pesticide applicators and agricultural employers to protect workers from heat illness. Emphasizes special precautions necessary for agricultural pilots, pesticide handlers and “early entry” workers who are required to wear protective gear. Includes some first aid information. 44 pp. Free. Contact Occupational Safety Branch (7506C), Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460; phone (703) 305-7666. Refer to Document #055-000-00474-9.
*Controlling Heat Stress Made Simple/Maneras Sencillas de Controlar la Fatiga Causada por el Calor, 1995* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Poster. English/Spanish. Covers basic steps for controlling heat stress; symptoms of and treatment for heat illnesses; and symptom comparison between heat exhaustion and organophosphate/carbamate poisoning. US$1.25. Laminated pocket cards summarizing heat stress precautions also available. US$3.25 for 25 English cards, US$4.75 for 25 Spanish cards. Contact U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402; phone (202) 512-1800. Refer to document #055-000-00544-3 for poster, #055-000-00557-5 for English cards, #055-000-558-3 for Spanish cards.
*Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) Website* http://ehhi.org. Nonprofit organization, founded in 1997, dedicated to protecting public health from environmental hazards. Website includes outline of EHHI’s agenda; guidelines for reducing health risks in schools; and text of recent Connecticut legislation on pesticides in schools. Also provides full text of two EHHI reports, “Pesticides and Well Water: A Survey of Private Drinking Water Wells for Lawn and Tree Care Pesticides in a Connecticut Town” and “Pest Control Practices in Connecticut Schools.”
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