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PESTICIDE-RELATED PUBLICATION OUTPUTS OF THE COEHR

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS SORTED BY DATE

IMPROVING NOTIFICATION OF PESTICIDE POISONINGS The point chart is distributed to health care professionals to assist them in providing correct and complete information when notifying the Department of Health of pesticide poisonings. Point Chart

POOR URBAN CHILDREN ARE AT A HIGH RISK OF POISONING BY STREET PESTICIDES: A Silent Public Health Concern (February 2010)
This policy brief aims to raise awareness about child pesticide poisoning as a public health concern and has been distributed amongst government, media and those concerned with public health policy. Policy Brief 1

PESTICIDE INCIDENT REPORT FORM (February 2010)
Pesticide poisoning incidents are medically notifiable conditions. This form serves to notify the correct authorities of an incident Pesticide Incident Report Form

GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING PESTICIDE POISONING (February 2010):
The document outlines guidelines for those dealing with child pesticide poisonings on diagnosis, treatment, notification and prevention Guidelines

PESTICIDE LABEL CARD (2009):
Card to educate pesticide users about the meanings of commonly used pictograms and symbols, which are often misinterpreted and not understood.
Available in: English , French and Afrikaans

ALDICARB STICKER(2009):
This sticker highlights the dangers of the street pesticide aldicarb, known as "Two Steps". Users mix the informally sold black powder sticks with food to kill rodents. Many young children are accidentally poisoned. Alternative forms of rodent extermination are encouraged. The COEHR are working with government and private companies to subisidize the sale of rat traps in informal settlements.
Available in: isi-Xhosa and English

GHS SYMBOLS & MEANINGS (2009):
The Global Harmonized System of Classification & Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is a new system with the objective of harmonizing information on labels & SDSs. The goal is to protect human health & the environment. Pesticide Label Card with symbols and meanings

PAMPHLET ON PESTICIDES AND CHILDREN (2007):
Available in English , Afrikaans , and isi-Xhosa

Work And Health in Southern Africa: Findings and outputs of the WAHSA programme 2004-8

WAHSA POLICY BRIEFS

Brief 1 Reducing pesticide risks through building capacity of African regulators

Brief 2 Acute pesticide poisoning and the need for national surveillance systems - The Case Example of Tanzania

Brief 3 South-South collaboration for pesticide safety

Brief 4 Pesticide Laboratory Capacity in the SADC Region - A Vital Link in Pesticide Risk Reduction

Brief 5 Reducing the impact of pesticides through Community Pesticide Monitoring

SOUTHERN AFRICAN PESTICIDES NEWSLETTER

Volume 1 Issue 1 June/July 2006

Volume 1 Issue 2 September 2006

Volume 2 Issue 1 January/March 2007

Volume 2 Issue 1 (Afrikaans) February/March 2007

Volume 2 Issue 2 September 2007

Volume 2 Issue 2 (Afrikaans) September 2007

Volume 2 Issue 2 (isiXhosa) September 2007

Volume 3 Issue 2 August 2008

PESTICIDES HEALTH AND SAFETY POSTERS

Wear Protective Clothing

Your Rights

Disposal of Empty Pesticide Containers

Pesticides are Hazards

Work Safely with Pesticides

Alternatives to Pesticides

Store Pesticides Correctly

Pesticide Labels

Hazards of Pesticides

What should I do?

Prevent Pesticide Poisoning

Pesticide Hazards to Children

Emergency AID

Colour Codes

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