Clinical symptoms and management of acute poisoning of Pesticide poisoning: Pesticides are compounds that are used to kill pests which may be insects, rodents, fungi, nematodes, mites, ticks, molluscs, and unwanted weeds or herbs. Accidental exposure or overexposure to pesticides can have serious implications. The potential for pesticide accidents is real. While most of these pesticides can be used with relatively little risk (as long as label directions are followed), some are extremely toxic and require special precautions. Various types of pesticides that cause poisoning are: Insecticides, Rodenticides, Fungicides, Nematicides, Acaricides, Molluscicides and Herbicides.

This topic describes: Organophosphates, Carbamates, Organochlorines, Pyrethrins and pyrethroids – Risk factors, Toxicity Level, Mechanism, Clinical (Toxic) Symptoms, Investigations/Diagnosis and Management.

Pesticide poisoning

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