RECOGNITION & ASSESSMENT OF PESTICIDE EXPOSURE
• Symptoms of organophosphate toxicity are not pathognomonic, particularly in children.
• Current medical education does not adequately prepare providers to have an index of suspicion regarding pesticide-related illness.
• Providers are not familiar with taking an environmental history as part of the overall clinical history.
1. Comprehensive information for health care professionals can be found at "Organophosphate Pesticides & Child Health: A Primer for Health Care Providers http://depts.washington.edu/opchild/index.html