An adjuvant is broadly defined as any nonpesticide material added to a pesticide product or pesticide spray mixture to enhance the pesticide’s performance and/or the physical properties of the spray mixture. This six-page publication details different types of adjuvants and explains their efficient use.
This fact sheet describes the proper procedures for storing pesticides and application equipment. Correct storage is important in preventing vandalism, theft, or the possible misuse of products. Details on storage space, location, construction, environment, security, and safe practices are provided.
This fact sheet provides valuable information for pesticide applicators in the event of a chemical spill. Topics include how to control, contain and clean up spills or leaks, tips to prevent spills, and the contents of a spill kit. Also included is a list of emergency numbers to fill in that applicators should have in case of a pesticide spill.
Taken from the How to Handle Chemical Spills fact sheet.
For many toxic chemicals, the respiratory (breathing) system is the quickest and most direct route of entry into the circulatory system. From the blood capillaries of the lungs, these toxic substances are rapidly transported throughout the body. Although the respiratory system does provide some filtration, small particles (less than 10 microns in diameter) can pass freely to the lungs. Additionally, if the person is exposed to a large concentration of particles, the body’s ability to filter any size particle is reduced.