Talk:Pesticide poisoning

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Initial comments[edit]

Working on this in spare time; it may take several days for it to fill out. All are welcome to assist. The outline is only a suggestion. Pollinator 16:59, 19 Nov 2003 (UTC)

The other animals section could use the example of the lobster poisoning in the US, when trying to control WNE. raptor 05:18, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm a little busy at the moment but if anyone wants to mention it there's a reference in the Malathion article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malathion#Instances_of_use raptor 14:24, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

______________ I have added some human health related material. There is a tremendous amount out there and I have barely scratched the surface in the entry.

at school today we are doing about pesticides —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.206.224.122 (talk) 14:52, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

- Emergency numbers provided presume that the reader is American. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.161.49.21 (talk) 22:05, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

This page needed a Wikiproject[edit]

I added this page to the Medicine project. It needs a WHOLE lot of work, so hopefully someone in the project can work on it. Mmagdalene722 (talk) 15:25, 2 November 2009 (UTC) I felt like I had to bump down its class rating, too. It doesn't have a whole lot of material to speak of. MMagdalene722talk to me 18:10, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Overly biased toward the United States[edit]

All of the regulation discussed here is specifically American - this article needs to discuss pesticide poisoning from a global perspective. I'm adding a "globalize" tag to the page. Mmagdalene722 (talk) 15:35, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

This is written like a handbook[edit]

This whole article looks like a (poorly-written) physician's handbook for pesticide poisonings (WP:NOTHOWTO; WP:NOTTEXTBOOK). The article needs some serious work, and probably needs to be completely re-vamped (or just re-written). Mmagdalene722 (talk) 20:20, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Beginning re-write[edit]

I'm going to see what I can do about tackling the task of re-vamping this article. Input and assistance is welcome, but please refer to the Wikipedia MOS for medicine-related articles. MMagdalene722talk to me 15:38, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

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Other studies[edit]

This could also be considered relevant, though more authoritive material should perhaps be cited: WWF research 15:34, 16 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Terry nyorks (talkcontribs)

"long-term low-level exposure"[edit]

This is a point important because of its controversy. It is mentioned in the lede and then mentioned again in the body without any information or source. Is it dangerous to eat produce with pesticide residual, or not? If there is no source to say it is, then it should be removed as anecdotal, no? --Richardson mcphillips (talk) 00:00, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Pesticide residues in food are not the only sources of long-term low-level exposure mentioned. The sentence in the lede says "... The third type of poisoning is a long-term low-level exposure, which individuals are exposed to from sources such as pesticide residues in food as well as contact with pesticide residues in the air, water, soil, sediment, food materials, plants and animals." I have added four sources that discuss exposures in food and drinking water and other sources. Carlstak (talk) 00:54, 12 March 2015 (UTC)