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 2013
 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 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; toll-free telephone number (888) 347-AOEC (extension 2632)
Resources for safer approaches to pest control
 US EPAConsumer information
  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
 The University of California Integrative Pest Management ProgramInformation on IPM approaches for common home and garden
Other resources
 National research programs addressing children’s health and pesticides• NIEHS/EPA Centers for Children’s Environmental Health & Disease Prevention
• The National Children’s
 US EPAPesticide product
 The National Library of Medicine “Tox Town”Section on pesticides that includes a comprehensive and well-organized list of web link resources on pesticides