TABLE 3

Pesticide and Child Health Resources for the Pediatrician

Topic/ResourceAdditional InformationContact Information
Management of acute pesticide poisoning
Recognition and Management of Pesticide PoisoningsPrint: fifth (1999) is available in Spanish, English; 6th edition available 2013http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/safety/healthcare/handbook/handbook.htm
 Regional Poison Control Centers1 (800) 222-1222
Chronic exposure information and specialty consultation
 The National Pesticide Medical Monitoring Program (NPMMP)Cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the US EPA. NPMMP provides informational assistance by E-mail in the assessment of human exposure to pesticidesnpmmp@oregonstate.edu or by fax at (541) 737-9047
 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs)Coordinated by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics to provide regional academically based free consultation for health care providerswww.aoec.org/PEHSU.htm; toll-free telephone number (888) 347-AOEC (extension 2632)
Resources for safer approaches to pest control
 US EPAConsumer information documentswww.epa.gov/oppfead1/Publications/Cit_Guide/citguide.pdf
  Citizens Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety• Household pest control
• Alternatives to chemical pesticides
• How to choose pesticides
• How to use, store, and dispose of them safely
• How to prevent pesticide poisoning
• How to choose a pest-control company
  Controlling pestsRecommended safest approaches and examples of programswww.epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/index.htm
 The University of California Integrative Pest Management ProgramInformation on IPM approaches for common home and garden pestswww.ipm.ucdavis.edu
Other resources
 National research programs addressing children’s health and pesticides• NIEHS/EPA Centers for Children’s Environmental Health & Disease Prevention Researchwww.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/centers/prevention
• The National Children’s Studywww.nationalchildrensstudy.gov/Pages/default.aspx
 US EPAPesticide product labelswww.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/labels/product-labels.htm#projects
 The National Library of Medicine “Tox Town”Section on pesticides that includes a comprehensive and well-organized list of web link resources on pesticideshttp://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=23