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TABLE 3

Pesticide and Child Health Resources for the Pediatrician

Topic/ResourceAdditional InformationContact Information
Management of acute pesticide poisoning   
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings Print: fifth (1999) is available in Spanish, English; 6th edition available 2013  http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/safety/healthcare/handbook/handbook.htm 
 Regional Poison Control Centers   1 (800) 222-1222 
Chronic exposure information and specialty consultation 
 The National Pesticide Medical Monitoring Program (NPMMP) Cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the US EPA. NPMMP provides informational assistance by E-mail in the assessment of human exposure to pesticides npmmp@oregonstate.edu or by fax at (541) 737-9047 
 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) Coordinated by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics to provide regional academically based free consultation for health care providers www.aoec.org/PEHSU.htm; toll-free telephone number (888) 347-AOEC (extension 2632) 
Resources for safer approaches to pest control   
 US EPA Consumer information documents www.epa.gov/oppfead1/Publications/Cit_Guide/citguide.pdf 
  Citizens Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety • Household pest control  
 • Alternatives to chemical pesticides  
 • How to choose pesticides  
 • How to use, store, and dispose of them safely  
 • How to prevent pesticide poisoning  
 • How to choose a pest-control company  
  Controlling pests Recommended safest approaches and examples of programs www.epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/index.htm 
 The University of California Integrative Pest Management Program Information on IPM approaches for common home and garden pests www.ipm.ucdavis.edu 
Other resources   
 National research programs addressing children’s health and pesticides • NIEHS/EPA Centers for Children’s Environmental Health & Disease Prevention Research www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/centers/prevention 
• The National Children’s Study www.nationalchildrensstudy.gov/Pages/default.aspx 
 US EPA Pesticide product labels www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/labels/product-labels.htm#projects 
 The National Library of Medicine “Tox Town” Section on pesticides that includes a comprehensive and well-organized list of web link resources on pesticides http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=23 
Topic/ResourceAdditional InformationContact Information
Management of acute pesticide poisoning   
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings Print: fifth (1999) is available in Spanish, English; 6th edition available 2013  http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/safety/healthcare/handbook/handbook.htm 
 Regional Poison Control Centers   1 (800) 222-1222 
Chronic exposure information and specialty consultation 
 The National Pesticide Medical Monitoring Program (NPMMP) Cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the US EPA. NPMMP provides informational assistance by E-mail in the assessment of human exposure to pesticides npmmp@oregonstate.edu or by fax at (541) 737-9047 
 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) Coordinated by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics to provide regional academically based free consultation for health care providers www.aoec.org/PEHSU.htm; toll-free telephone number (888) 347-AOEC (extension 2632) 
Resources for safer approaches to pest control   
 US EPA Consumer information documents www.epa.gov/oppfead1/Publications/Cit_Guide/citguide.pdf 
  Citizens Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety • Household pest control  
 • Alternatives to chemical pesticides  
 • How to choose pesticides  
 • How to use, store, and dispose of them safely  
 • How to prevent pesticide poisoning  
 • How to choose a pest-control company  
  Controlling pests Recommended safest approaches and examples of programs www.epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/index.htm 
 The University of California Integrative Pest Management Program Information on IPM approaches for common home and garden pests www.ipm.ucdavis.edu 
Other resources   
 National research programs addressing children’s health and pesticides • NIEHS/EPA Centers for Children’s Environmental Health & Disease Prevention Research www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/centers/prevention 
• The National Children’s Study www.nationalchildrensstudy.gov/Pages/default.aspx 
 US EPA Pesticide product labels www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/labels/product-labels.htm#projects 
 The National Library of Medicine “Tox Town” Section on pesticides that includes a comprehensive and well-organized list of web link resources on pesticides http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=23 
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