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Symptoms of Pesticide Poisoning

What Are the Symptoms of Pesticide Poisoning?

Pesticides, by their very nature, are toxic. Their toxicity varies and too much exposure can make you sick and can be lethal. Knowing the symptoms of pesticide poisoning is important for anyone that works with pesticides or who may possibly come into contact with them.

To help avoid over-exposure before using pesticides, you should always read the label for proper application instructions, warnings, and first aid directions.

Symptoms of pesticide overexposure include:

  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rashes
  • Eye irritation

If you have been exposed to pesticides and have any of these symptoms you should follow the first aid procedure listed on the pesticide label and seek medical treatment.

As of January 2, 2017, the EPA Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) requires employers to provide protections to workers and handlers from potential pesticide exposure. Pesticide safety training is part of the requirement.

Certified Training Institute has partnered with Mississippi State University to bring the highest quality pesticide education to the entire nation. This training is designed to help you comply with the new regulations.

Sign up today and begin your required training and stay in compliance with the new laws. Courses are available at our website –


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