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How to Read a Pesticide Label
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS : How to Read a Pesticide Label – important pointers to look out for: recommended rates; manufacturer’s information; colour coded bands; product name; formulation; indications; guarantee; association logo; registration number; quantity; languages.


Guidelines for Emergency Measures in Case of Pesticide Poisoning
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS : Guidelines for Emergency Measures in case of Pesticide Poisoning:  always read the label and get advice using a pesticide; prevent accidents – avoid all possible contact with pesticides; be prepared for accidents – keep emergency equipment handy; stay calm – take time to think, identify the trouble; decontamination prevents poisoning – remove patient from spillage site; treat patient according to priorities – attend to breathing first; eye second, and other problems third; for artificial respiration, tilt head back to open patient’s air passage; place an unconscious patient on his side, tilt head back; remove contaminated clothing  quickly and remember to seek medical advice; wear boots and gloves while undressing a patient and then wash pesticide away; keep patient comfortable, apply water to control overheating; if necessary, induce vomiting by tickling the throat in the upright patient; do not allow the patient to smoke or drink alcohol; seek medical assistance as soon as possible; what went wrong? – study a case of poisoning to prevent recurrence.


Safe Disposal of Pesticide Containers
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS : Safe Disposal of Pesticide Containers: always read the label before disposing of an empty container; never re-use a pesticide container for another job; always rinse a pesticide container three times with clean water; then puncture and burn or bury.


Safe Purchase of Pesticides
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS : Safe Purchase of Pesticides: always purchase pesticides from registered pesticide suppliers only; buy the correct product; purchase enough for the season, avoid surplus at the end of the season; do not buy damaged or leaking packages.


Safe Transport of Pesticides
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS : Safe Transport of Pesticides: keep pesticides away from passengers, livestock and foodstuffs; do not carry esticides in driver’s compartment; containers should be in good condition and do not transport packages with any leakage; products should be transported under cover and protected from rain, and direct sunlight.


Safe Storage of Pesticides
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS : Safe Storage of Pesticides: store only producst in good condition and keep them in their original packaging; products should always be safely stored out of reach of children or any person not aware of their content; keep pesticides dry, away from fires and out of direct sunlight; do not store pesticides with foodstuffs, animals and water supplies; keep pesticides separate from other commodities; keep stores well ventilated.


Pesticide Pictograms Warning
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS : Pesticide Pictograms Warning: dangerous/harmful to livestock and poultry; dangerous/harmful to livestock; dangerous/harmful to poultry; dangerous/harmful to wildlife and birds; dangerous/harmful to wildlife; dangerous/harmful to birds; not for aerial application; dangerous/harmful to fish and water bodies.


Pesticide Pictograms Advice
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS : Pesticide Pictograms Advice: wear gloves; wear protection over nose and mouth; wear eye protection; wear respirator; wear gum boots; wear overalls; wear apron; wash yourself.


Hazard Classifications
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS: Hazard Classifications: Group Ia (red colour band – very toxic).  Group Ib (red colour band – toxic).  Group II (yellow colour band - harmful).  Group III (blue colour band – caution). Group IV (green colour band – acute hazard unlikely in normal use).


Pesticide Pictograms How they are Used
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS: Pesticide Pictograms: How they are used, when mixing, when using.


Pesticide Pictograms Advice
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS : Pesticide Pictograms Advice: wear gloves; wear protection over nose and mouth; wear eye protection; wear respirator; wear gum boots; wear overalls; wear apron; wash yourself.


Diagnosis and management of pesticide poisoning cases
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ORIGIN : CropLife Kenya
CONTENTS : Diagnosis and management of pesticide poisoning cases


Resposible Use of Crop Protection Products
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ORIGIN : CropLife South Africa
CONTENTS : Responsible Use of Crop Protection Products: read the label before use; wear protective gear; use suitable equipment for measuring and mixing; do not scoop or stir with bare hands; in case of accidental poisoning, take container/label to doctor/hospital; hazard classification; wash hands and face before eating, drinking or smoking; wash equipment each day after use and then shower; keep locked away and out of reach of children; do not store together with food/feedstuffs; do not carry these products in the driver/passenger compartment; containers must be drained and triple rinsed and made unusable; do not use containers for water, food or feedstuffs.


Safe Disposal by Triple Rinsing of Empty Pesticide Containers

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ORIGIN : CropLife Zimbabwe
CONTENTS : Safe Disposal by Rinsing of Empty Containers: drain container until flow has slowed to a drip; add water until 10% full; close container and shake well; drain the rinse water into the knapsack sprayer tank; triple rinse – rinse three times; puncture container with sharp chisel after rinsing; puncture large drums with pick after rinsing; glass bottles must be crushed inside a sack; bury containers in a pit at disposal site; disposal site must be fenced off area with a locked gate and labeled wit a warning sign.



Who Should Import Pesticides/Agrochemicals and Veterinary Products
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ORIGIN : CropLife Zimbabwe (ACIA)
CONTENTS : Who Should Import Pesticides/Agrochemicals and Veterinary Products: It is an offence under the Pesticide Regulations Act and Hazardous Substances and Articles Act to import, store, sell or use agrochemicals and veterinary products without permission and is punishable by a custodial sentence of 6 months or a fine of $15000 or both.


Importing Agrochemicals
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ORIGIN : CropLife Zimbabwe (ACIA)
CONTENTS : Importing Agrochemicals: what to do if and when you need to import, transport, store or sell pesticides, agrochemcials and veterinary products.


Safe Use of Agrochemicals
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ORIGIN : CropLife Zimbabwe (ACIA)
CONTENTS : Safe Use of Agrochemicals: Storage of Agrochemicals – read label instructions first; do not store with food; keep in a storeroom under lock and key. Application Precautions – do not spray against the wind; do not drink; do not eat; do not blow the nozzle; do not smoke. Do Not Contaminate the Environment. How Agrochemicals enter the Body – eye contact; inhalation; ingestion; skin contact. Disposal of Empty Containers – do not re-use empty containers; bury empty containers or burn them. Precautions after Use – wash your hands and face after use; wash your clothes. Colour Warning Symbols – green = caution, harmful if swallowed; orange = danger, poison; red = danger, dangerous poison; purple = danger, very dangerous poison. Agrochemicals include Animal Health (e.g. dips).


Stay Healthy, Stay Happy, Stay Alive
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ORIGIN : CropLife Zimbabwe (ACIA)
CONTENTS : Stay Healthy, Stay Happy, Stay Alive: Do not buy pesticides from street vendors or unregistered dealers; the product is likely to have been repacked and dulited and will not be effective; you could be endangering the health of your family; spraying your crops and dosing your livestock with inferior products will be a waste of money; protect your family and your livestock; only buy pesticides and veterinary medicines from registered dealers.