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MCN has developed many resources to educate clinicians and others about the recognition and management of pesticide exposures. In addition, we have developed patient education materials to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers protect themselves and their families from exposure to these harmful, toxic chemicals. The pesticide section of our Tool Box is populated with the clinical tools, education, and patient resources you need to better serve migrant and mobile patients.

Pesticide Exposure Reporting and Workers' Compensation MapPesticide Map

In 30 states, clinicians are required to report pesticide exposure cases. Developed with Farmworker Justice, MCN's Pesticide Exposure Reporting Map provides clinicians with state-specific pesticide reporting requirements and appropriate surveillance agencies. We’ve also included state-specific Workers' Compensation criteria and agencies responsible for enforcing the Worker Protection Standard.

MCN's Pesticide Comic Books

Comic BooksMCN's pesticide comic books target migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families to inform them of risks of pesticide exposures. The comic books address pesticide exposure in women of reproductive age and risks of exposure in the home, along with strategies to reduce these risks. According to our constituents, these culturally appropriate, Spanish-language patient education resources are a very useful tool to educate farmworkers and their families and to illustrate ways to minimize pesticide exposure.

Download MCN's Pesticide Comic Books 

  • Lo Que Bien Empieza… Bien Acaba addresses pesticide exposure in women of reproductive age.
  • Aunque Cerca… Sano targets migrant and seasonal farmworker families to educate parents about children’s risks to pesticide exposure.
  • Poco Veneno… No Mata offers an educational story and messages about risks from pesticide exposure and ways to minimize these risks in the home setting.
Pesticide Clinical Tools and Resources

Pesticide Guidelines

Acute Pesticide Exposure Clinical Guidelines

MCN's Pesticide Clinical Guidelines and Pesticide Exposure Assessment Form assists in the recognition and management of acute pesticide exposures in primary care settings.

Pesticide Webinar

WEBINAR: Pesticide Poisonings. Are you prepared?

Mistakes can be dangerous. This important webinar focuses on key decision points in the diagnosis of pesticide exposures and emphasizes the usefulness of the newly revised resource for clinicians - The Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 6th ed. Through interactive case studies, this webinar illustrates effective recognition and treatment of patients over exposed to pesticides.

Pesticide Algorithm

Cholinesterase Testing Protocols and Algorithm

These clinical tools provide a concise and simple format for clinicians to use as guides in managing care for patients working with Class I and Class II organophosphates (OP) or OP and N-methyl-carbamates.

Pesticide Algorithm

Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings

EPA’s Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 6th Edition, is an essential guide for healthcare providers on pesticide toxicology, diagnosis, and treatment. Includes a comprehensive index of signs and symptoms and important resources.

Is Your Clinic Ready For an Emergency?

This video describes a pesticide poisoning incident and how it affected a community health center.

**MCN’s EOH efforts are largely supported through cooperative agreements with the US Environmental Protection Agency as part of their National Strategies for Health Care Providers: Pesticide Initiative. The conclusions and opinions expressed herein are those of MCN and do not necessarily reflect the positions and policies of the U.S. EPA