Pesticide Safety. Protecting Yourself. Pesticides. Insecticides Herbicides Fungicides. Pesticide Injuries. Injuries – Mixing and Loading. 60% of injuries Application makes up less than ½ (38%) Over ½ (57%) of injuries are systemic. About 25% are eye injuries. Toxicity of Pesticides.
Toxicity – capability of a substance to cause injury or death.
Agricultural Use Requirements
Polyethylene coated Tyvek
A---Any dry or water based pesticide formulation.
B---Any pesticide with acetate as the carrier solvent.
C---Any pesticide with alcohol as the carrier solvent.
Example - Comite®
D---Any pesticide with halogenated hydrocarbons as the carrier.
E---Any pesticide with ketones (such as acetone) as the carrier solvent.
Example - Poast Plus®, Weedone 638®, 2,4-D LV 6 Ester®
F---Any pesticide with ketone and aromatic petroleum distillate
mixtures as the carrier solvent. Example - Di-syston 8®
G---Any pesticide with aliphatic petroleum distillates ( such as
kerosene, petroleum oil or mineral oil as the carrier solvent.
Example - Guthion 2L®
H---Any pesticide that has aromatic petroleum distillates (such as
xylene) as the carrier solvent.
If you get heatstroke once, you may be likely to get it again.
No tears or spit
Loss of coordination
Salivation, spit, tears
Loss of coordinationHeat Injuries Look Like Pesticide Injuries