Pesticide Surveillance Program
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Pesticide Surveillance Program Activities:
For copies of the brochure What You Need to Know about Pesticides, and Your Health in Louisiana, call us at (888) 293-7020 or click here for an electronic version.
Where Do We Get Reports of Pesticide Exposure?
Reports of pesticide exposure are received from several sources: Healthcare providers; complaints filed with the Health-Related Pesticide Incident Report Program (HRPIR), and Poison Control Center (PCC) calls.
Pesticides and Schools
To protect children from pesticides during school hours, most states, including Louisiana, have adopted rules or regulations regarding the application of pesticides on or near school property. The Louisiana Pesticide Law regulates the use of pesticides in schools. The purpose of the law is to protect children and school staff from exposure to pesticides used in and around schools. The law encourages schools to use Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) enforces the Louisiana Pesticide Law. Click here to visit LDAF's School Integrated Pest Management website.
Registry of Pesticide Hypersensitive Individuals
In 1989, LDAF and LDHH/SEET established the Registry of Pesticide Hypersensitive Individuals. The registry's purpose is to enable hypersensitive individuals to receive prior notification of pesticide applications in the vicinity of their home. With prior notification, individuals can take necessary precautions to protect themselves from inadvertent pesticide exposure. There is no charge for inclusion on the registry, although a physician must certify that the registrant is hypersensitive to pesticides. The registry is provided to all licensed applicators and pest control operators (PCOs) in Louisiana. Applicators and PCOs are requested to notify registrants prior to making a pesticide application to a property within one hundred feet or adjacent to a registrant's property. Notification by applicators and PCOs is voluntary and there is no penalty for non-compliance.
For more information on the registry or to obtain a hypersensitivity registry application, contact LDAF's Office of Pesticide and Environmental Programs at 225-925-3763 or visit LDAF's Registry of Pesticide Hypersensitive Individuals website.