EPA Pest Control Guide: Handling a Pesticide Emergency Mobile App
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The EPA Pest Control Guide:
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Handling a Pesticide Emergency take you through a Pesticide Emergency. When you realize a pesticide poisoning has occurred or is occurring, try to determine what the victim was exposed to and what part of the body was affected before you take action—taking the right action is as important as taking immediate action. If the person is unconscious, having trouble breathing, or having convulsions, ACT FAST! Speed is crucial. Give needed first aid immediately. Call 911 or your local emergency service. If possible, have someone else call for emergency help while you give first aid. If the person is awake or conscious, not having trouble breathing, and not having convulsions, read the label for first aid instructions. Call your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222 or the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378. Give first aid.