Taking Exposure Histories

Understanding sources of exposure and knowing where to find general exposure scenario information can be helpful in diagnosing potential pesticide-related illnesses. The following resources may be especially useful for health care providers who would like to improve their knowledge of pesticides.

General Resources

 

Resources for Exposure Assessment

  • County Extension Service -Personnel in your local county University of Maryland Extension office can help determine what might have been applied to a particular crop, and what activities might have taken place through which workers or others may have been exposed.

  • USDA Crop Profiles - This USDA-sponsored page can provide information about pesticides used on a particular crop in a specific state in the United States.