TABLE 3

Pesticide and Child Health Resources for the Pediatrician

Management of Acute Pesticide Poisoning
Recognition and Management of Pesticide PoisoningsPrint: fifth (1999) is available in Spanish, English
(6th edition available 2013)
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/safety/healthcare/handbook/handbook.htm
Regional Poison Control Centers1-800-222-1222
Chronic Exposure Information/Specialty Consultation
The National Pesticide Medical Monitoring Program (NPMMP)Cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the EPAnpmmp@oregonstate.edu
NPMMP provides informational assistance by e-mail in the assessment of human exposure to pesticidesor 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 providershttp://www.aoec.org/PEHSU.htm
Toll-free telephone number 888-347-AOEC (2632)
Resources for Safer Approaches to Pest Control
EPAConsumer information documentshttp://www.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 programshttp://www.epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/index.htm
The University of California Integrative Pest Management ProgramInformation on IPM approaches for common home and garden pestshttp://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu
Other Resources
National research programs addressing children’s health and pesticidesNIEHS/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
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
  • NIEHS, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.