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Pesticide Emergencies
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
      EPA Hazadous Waste Hotline: 800-424-9346
      EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 800-426-4791
      Chemtrec Emergency Hotline: 800-424-9300
      Cehmicals Referral Center: 800-262-8200
      National Agricultural Chemicals Associaition: 202-296-1585


Pesticide Poisoning
The best first aid in pesticides emergencies is to stop the source of pesticide exposure as quickly as possible. If possible, read the pesticide labeling. It gives specific first aid instructions.

ON THE SKIN...
Thoroughly drench the skin and clothing with plent of water. Remove PPE and contaminated clothing. Wash skin and hair with a mild detergent and water. If skin is chemically burned or injured, cover immediately with a loose, clean, dry cloth or bandage.

IN THE EYES...
Wash the eye thoroughly but gently. Rinse for at least 15 minutes.

INHALATION...
Get to freah air immediately. Apply artificial respiration if breathing has stopped.

SWALLOWED...
Rinse mouth with plenty of water. Drink large amount (up to one quart) of milk or water. Induce vomiting only if instructions to do so are on the labeling. Do NOT induce vomiting if:

  • the victim in uncounscious or is having convulsions.
  • the victim has swallowed a corrosive poison.
  • the victim has swallowed an emulsifiable concentrate or oil solution.

Pesticide Spills
See Proper Cleanup of Pesticide Spills for more information.


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