Let’s talk about keeping yourself safe during pesticide applications. We’ll discuss how pesticides enter the body, first aid for pesticide exposure, the differences between pesticide poisoning and heat-related illness, and preventing heat-related illnesses.

Hefner, M., Kratsch, H., and Harrison, D. 2020, Pesticide Safety Training: Keeping Yourself Safe during Pesticide Applications Video, University of Nevada, Extension, YouTube Channel

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