Review of Pesticide Use Hazards | Maryland Approval #MDAInt738

Instructor: Sarah Racine

Containing crucial training on the toxicity of pesticides, this Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Regulation Section-approved course teaches about pesticide exposure to humans, non-target organisms and the environment.

Human exposure, phytotoxicity in plants, injury to pets, water contamination, and other effects on non-target organisms can all result from improper understanding and use of pesticides. Pest managers will use the knowledge in this course to prevent dangerous consequences to wildlife and the environment.

Become familiar with pesticide classification and designations based on function, the three toxicity categories and factors that influence toxicity. Prevent and address pesticide accidents with your mastery of the principles and procedures found in this course.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of various pesticide formulations.
  • State appropriate measures to take in case of pesticide accidents.
  • Recognize strategies to minimize excessive pesticide exposure risk to pets, plants and the environment.
  • Explain pesticide toxicity and the different hazards of human pesticide exposure.