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Additional Information Related to Pesticide Poisoning Surveillance

General Pesticide Resources

EPA Pesticide Resources - An EPA compendium of electronic resources regarding pesticide health and safety organizations, pesticide databases, and pesticide-related publications.

Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database - Includes peer-reviewed scientific information culled from many sources on pesticide products and active ingredients.

Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) - An EPA-funded resource that provides information on pesticide toxicology, environmental chemistry, product-specific information as well as recognition and management of pesticide poisoning. NPTN's website provides ready access to EXTOXNET, the Agriculture Extension Service's library of information on pesticide toxicology, and to public consumer oriented EPA publications.

EPA Pesticide Poisoning Handbook

American Association of Poison Control Centers - Contains an updated list of local and regional poison control centers.

National Strategies for Health Care Providers: Pesticides Initiative
This initiative identifies and implements strategies for educating health care providers on how to recognize, diagnose and manage pesticide-related health conditions. This link leads to the initiative's implementation plan.

Integrated Pest Management in Schools

Exposure to pesticides in the school environment is a health risk facing school employees and children. Several States have passed legislation addressing the use of pesticides in schools, including the adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. A school IPM program uses common sense strategies to reduce sources of food, water and shelter for pests in school buildings and grounds. An IPM program takes advantage of all pest management strategies, including the judicious and careful use of pesticides when necessary. Links to resources on IPM in schools are provided below:

Environmental Protection Agency. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools.

California School Integrated Pest Management Program.

Promoting Urban IPM in Washington State.

The Schooling of State Pesticide Laws-2002 Update.