Responding to a Pesticide Exposure

Learning Objectives.

• With respect to label information that can help you recognize
and respond to a pesticide exposure:
– Specify the types of information that appears on labels.
– Locate the information on a pesticide label.
• In relation to using a pesticide, tell when you should become
familiar with label statements regarding pesticide exposure.
• Indicate when you should assume that a pesticide poisoning has
occurred and what your immediate response should be.
• Identify situations in which you should seek medical attention
for possible pesticide poisoning or injury.
• Describe the actions you should take if you decide medical
attention is necessary following a suspected pesticide exposure.
• Describe the basic first-aid procedures for oral, dermal,
inhalation, and eye exposure to pesticides.
• Give examples of situations in which it is and isn’t safe to
induce vomiting after someone has swallowed pesticide.
• List the symptoms of shock.
• Tell how to respond when someone goes into shock.
• Tell who can administer antidotes to a person who has been
exposed to pesticides.
• Tell where you should keep a first-aid kit.
• List items that should be in a first-aid kit.