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First aid in case of pesticide poisoning

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First aid in case of pesticide poisoning

There are two types of pesticide poisoning:

Acute poisoning:
This occurs when a person is exposed to a high dose of pesticides. This could happen, for example, when more than one type of pesticide is mixed, or in the event of a break in the purification hose of liquid pesticides, causing the person or one of his neighbors to become wet with the pesticide liquid.

Chronic poisoning:
It happens to a person who is exposed to a small amount of pesticides on many occasions over a long period of time. Chronic poisoning may occur when the operator repeatedly uses pesticides incorrectly, especially if he does not wear protective clothing and equipment or wears protective clothing that is not clean or worn, such as wearing gloves that are cracked or torn.

Symptoms of pesticide poisoning:
There are a number of symptoms (signs) that may indicate that pesticides may affect a person's health. However, these symptoms may be caused by other diseases.
The possibility of poisoning should be imposed when a person has been exposed to pesticides.

Symptoms of mild poisoning:

Sweat secretion visit
Nose and throat irritation
Eye irritation
Mood changes
Skin irritation

Symptoms of acute poisoning:

Loss of reflexes
Inability to breathe
Muscle twitching
Narrowing of the pupil
Increased respiratory rate

First aid training:
The staff and the supervisor of first aid are trained by specialists, and Alex Group sends them for training in the Red Crescent.

They are trained on basic points, which are summarized as follows:

The method by which the pesticide was transferred to the body of the infected person.
If pesticides are inhaled, the person is taken to fresh air.
If the pesticide gets into the person's eyes, wash the eyes quickly for 15 minutes with clean water. If there is no running water, use a package of clean water.
If the pesticide gets on the skin of an infected person, remove all contaminated clothing and wash the affected area well with soap and water.
If the patient is not breathing, artificial respiration is applied if possible.
The doctor must be informed of the instruction label on the pesticide container and the name of the pesticide.
If the pesticide is swallowed and only if the person is conscious, rinse the mouth with plenty of water and read the label on the pesticide container for further instructions.
The injured person is transferred to a medical center immediately
Keep the patient warm and comfortable.

First aid supplies:
Alex Group provides a first aid kit that contains all materials that help in making first aid for people who have been exposed to pesticides.

This bag contains:

Eye wash bottle
Plenty of clean water
Ipecac syrup (which induces vomiting by irritating the stomach lining)
Activated Charcoal Powder (to absorb pesticides on its surface)
Disposable paper towels

List of emergency phone numbers:
Alex Group provides a list of emergency phone numbers:

Important phone numbers to display at the Poison Information Center office - 24828212/24823314

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