Pesticide Exposures in Urban Settings: How to Recognize and Manage Pesticide Illness

Dec 5 Pesticides Training Flyer

*This training has been postponed. Please look out for a new date in January.

When: Date TBA
Where: St. John’s Well Child and Family Center at Magnolia Place | 1910 S. Magnolia Ave., Los Angeles 90007
Contact: Ana Mascareñas at 213-689-9170. [email protected]
Training is free for current PSR-LA members. Breakfast and light lunch provided.

2.5 CME Category 1 Credits available

Download the training flyer (PDF).

Training Faculty: Dr. Michael O’Malley. Medical Director at the Occupational Health Service, UC Davis

More than half of pesticide-related poisonings cases in California are due to non-agricultural use, including home use insecticides. In California, urban use of pesticides in and around our homes, schools, workplaces and communities equals or exceeds all in-state agricultural use of these chemicals. Over the long-term, exposure to pesticides has been linked to cancers, birth defects, reproductive and developmental harm, damage to brain function, and disruption of the body’s hormone system — health impacts that can occur months or years after exposure.*

Join PSR-LA’s Environmental Health Ambassador Program for a health professional training on how to recognize and manage pesticide illness, conducted by pesticides expert, Dr. Michael O’Malley of UC Davis. Also, learn how to get involved in state-wide policy reform to protect human health from pesticides.

*Resources: Moran, K, Pesticide Use in Urban Surface Water, Pesticide Use Trends Annual Report 2006, Environmental, June, 2006. California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Pesticides Training Objectives

This training will cover clinical skills related to:

  • Legal reporting requirements for physicians.
  • Common pesticide exposure routes.
  • How to diagnose pesticide illness.
  • How to manage and treat acute pesticide illness.
  • Insecticide, fungicide, fumigant and herbicide toxicology, diagnosis and management.
  • Chronic health effects of pesticide exposure.

Policy and advocacy skill building topics to include:

  • How clinical work is a cornerstone of effective policy change.
  • Overview of the legislative process and the health professional’s role in policy.
  • PSR-LA’s role in school, local, and state-wide pesticide reform.

About the PSR-LA Environmental Health Ambassador Program

The PSR-LA Ambassador Program provides issue and skills training for physicians and health professionals on how be effective advocates with policymakers, the media, their peers, and the general public. As a physician-based organization, PSR-LA’s strength lies in its ability to bring the credible voice of physicians and health professionals to policy debates. PSR-LA’s Ambassador Program develops the capacity of our members to become champions for change.

coeh cma_cme Jointly sponsored by the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), UC Berkeley.

2.5 CME Category 1 Credits available

COEH is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. COEH takes responsibility for the content, quality & scientific integrity of this CME activity. COEH designates this educational activity for a maximum of  2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

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