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Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings

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Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings

The new revised version of EPA's pesticide poisoning handbook is now available.The fifth edition of Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings 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.

The new 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. The new edition covers new pesticide products that have come on the market since 1989, includes a new chapter on disinfectants, reviews clinical experiences with pesticide poisonings, and contains detailed references.

View Entire Handbook (238 pp, 895K)

Table of Contents

Title Page and Table of Contents (4 pp, 17K)

Section I General Information

1 Introduction (9 pp, 35K)
2 General Principles (7 pp, 31K)
3 Environmental and Occupational History (16 pp, 64 K)

Section II Insecticides

4 Organophosphate Insecticides (15 pp, 63K)
5 N-Methyl Carbamates (7 pp, 37K)
6 Solid Organochlorine Insecticides (8 pp, 41K)
7 Biologicals (11 pp, 48K)
8 Other Insecticides (19 pp, 77K)

Section III Herbicides

9 Chlorophenoxy Herbicides (6 pp, 31K)
10 Pentachlorophenol (5 pp, 32K)
11 Nitrophenolic and Nitrocresolic Herbicides (5 pp, 26K)
12 Paraquat and Diquat (10 pp, 47K)
13 Other Herbicides (7 pp, 26K)

Section IV Other Pesticides

14 Arsenical Pesticides (12 pp, 54K)
15 Fungicides (19 pp, 76K)
16 Fumigants(13 pp, 65K)
17 Rodenticides (14 pp, 60K)
18 Miscellaneous Pesticides, Solvents, and Adjuvants (13 pp, 55K)
19 Disinfectants (12 pp, 53K)

Section V

Index of Signs and Symptoms (13 pp, 39K)
Index of Pesticide Products (14 pp, 53K)

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Ordering Information

Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, ed. Dr. J. Routt Reigart and Dr. James R. Roberts, 5th edition. Free.
EPA #735-R-98-003, English. March 1999.
EPA#735-R-98-004, Spanish. June 1999.

For 5 or fewer copies:

Call EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs, at 703-305-7666 for individual copies.

Order from EPA by e-mail (pesticide-safety@epa.gov)

For larger orders:

Order by mail, telephone, fax, or online from NSCEP:

National Service Center for Environmental Publications
Tel: 800-490-9198
Fax: 513-489-8695

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Updates and Corrections

Updates and corrections to Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings will be posted here. Please send comments and corrections to: group.pesticide-safety@epa.gov.

Correction, p.6: The source for the data in the table should have been identified as Louise Mehler, M.D.

Feedback: We'd like to hear from you: comments on the handbook, useful sections, ideas for improving it, updates and corrections, new information on pesticide poisoning.

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