Agricultural Health Study This research project will provide information that agricultural workers can use to make decisions about their health and the health of their families.
Health Protection and Safety Publications These NebGuides and Extension publications offer information on pesticide safety to include choosing the right gloves, PPE, safe transport, storage, and disposal, pesticide poisoning, and fumigation farm-stored grain.
EXTOXNET (EXtension TOXicology NETwork) A source of objective, science-based information about pesticides - written for the non-expert. The EXTOXNET InfoBase provides a variety of information about pesticides.
EPA Resources Pesticides: Public Health and Safety, Health and Safety Fact Sheets, and Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides
LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!
Laundering Pesticide-Contaminated Clothing
Treat all clothing worn while handling or applying pesticide as contaminated!
Handle ALL contaminated clothing with gloves.
Wash clothing daily and separately from the family wash.
Pre-rinse, presoak, or pretreat with a stain remover.
Use HOT water.
Use the highest water level.
Use the longest wash cycle.
Use heavy-duty liquid detergent.
Wash clothing 2 - 3 times if heavily soiled or if pesticides are highly toxic, or consider discarding.
After washing, run the machine through a complete cycle with detergent.