First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning
Part 2, Section 1: Pest Management
Using Pesticides Safely
First aid for pesticide poisoning
Reviewed by J. Ward Donavon, medical director of PinnacleHealth Toxicology Center, Harrisburg Hospital
Immediate and appropriate action, such as providing first aid, may be necessary to prevent serious injury to a victim of pesticide poisoning. The situation can be a life-or-death matter. The product label should be one of the first sources of information in a pesticide exposure emergency, in addition to calling the National Poison Center (1-800-222-1222) and 911. First aid is only the "first response" and is not a substitute for professional medical help.