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Pesticides (insect, rodent & weed killers, fungicides)

National Pesticide Information Center

Emergencies & Incidents

Human Poisoning

If you need medical attention right now, call the Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.

Pet Poisoning

If your animal is having life-threatening symptoms like seizures, unconsciousness, or having difficulty breathing, consider taking your animal immediately to a local veterinarian or emergency animal hospital.

These organizations also offer emergency advice:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 A consultation fee may apply.
Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661 A consultation fee may apply.

Pesticide Exposure Resources

Contact the Pesticide Analytic Response Center (PARC)
To report a pesticide incident that has impacted people, animals, bees, or the environment, call 503-986-6470. ​​Your call will be routed 24 hours a day to 211-info specialists, who will record your information. PARC staffers will contact you within one business day. ​
PARC Coordinator: PARC@oda.state.or.us

MORE about what to do if you think you've been exposed to pesticides

What to do next about pesticide exposure
10 Steps to Take If You Are Affected By Herbicide Drift - a Beyond Toxics publication (PDF)

Pesticide Education Center
The Pesticide Education Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 to educate workers and the public about the hazards of pesticides to human health and the environment.

Pesticide Education Center
P.O. Box 225279
San Francisco CA 94122-5279
Telephone 415-665-4722
Fax 415-665-2693
email: pec@igc.org

See also our Pesticide Reform page for lots of research and ideas on what you can do to help us with our work to reduce the use of pesticides in Oregon.

Visit: pesticide.org for comprehensive information on all pesticide products. Refer to the Fact Sheets page of the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) for a more detailed listing of ingredients of most common pesticides used today.


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