What do you do if you have been exposed to a pesticide from an agriculture application, at home or work?
Call 911 if it’s an emergency, or the California Poison Control System at 1-800-222-1222 for immediate, free and expert treatment advice and referral around the clock over the telephone. Language interpreters are always available. More information about the California Poison Control System is posted at: http://www.calpoison.org/.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (CDPR) Community Guide to Recognizing and Reporting Pesticide Problems is another resource designed to help people in a pesticide emergency and to resolve pesticide use complaints and concerns: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/dept/comguide/index.htm.
To report a pesticide illness in Monterey County contact the Ag Commissioner’s Pesticide Use Enforcement Office Duty Line at 759-7340.