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Flashcards in CH. 5 Pesticide Hazards and Health Deck (15):
1

(True or False) The hazard associated with a pesticide product depends entirely on the toxicity of the active ingredient.

FALSE

2

(True or False) The most common route of pesticide exposure leading to poisoning is inhalation.

FALSE

3

(True or False) Because of the protective nature of eye tissues, very little pesticide that contacts the eyes is actually absorbed.

FALSE

4

Select the INCORRECT statement. Symptoms of pesticide poisoning
a. always occur immediately after exposure
b. can appear almost immediately or can be delayed several hours depending on the chemical and amount of exposure
c. often occur as skin reactions

A

5

Toxicity from small, repeated exposures to a pesticide over a period of time is called
a. low toxicity
b. acute toxicity
c. chronic toxicity

C

6

The signal word on a pesticide label indicates its
a. effectiveness
b. toxicity
c. carcinogenicity

B

7

Which LD50 is representative of a highly toxic Pesticide?
a. 640 mg/kg
b. 4800 mg/kg
c. 46 mg/kg

C

8

(True or False) The Potential adverse health effects of pesticides are studied on laboratory test animals.

TRUE

9

Which signal word(s) or symbol would indicate the product that is least toxic to an applicator.
a. Danger
b. Caution
c. Warning

B

10

Applicators who regularly use organophosphate and carbamate insecticides are advised to have a pre-season blood test to establish their normal baseline level of
a. carcinogens
b. cholinesterase
c. acetylcholine

B

11

(True or False) A key to minimizing the hazard of pesticide use is to the applicator is to avoid exposure.

TRUE

12

If pesticide is spilled on the skin or the clothing, the first reaction should be to.
a. remove contaminated clothing and put on clean clothing
b. call a doctor immediately
c. remove contaminated clothing and wash affected area with soap and water

C

13

(True or False) A person who has swallowed a pesticide must be made to vomit regardless of their condition or the pesticide in question.

FALSE

14

(True or False) Pesticide labels contain information on the treatment of poisonings and should always be available, especially if medical attention is sought.

TRUE

15

(True or False) Under the workers protection standard, a farm laborer who hand picks vegetables is considered a handler, not a worker.

FALSE