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Pesticide Safety Project
This website and training material were developed to give communities and promotores ways to help farm workers learn how to protect themselves from pesticide exposure. To report a possible pesticide exposure, call your local County Agricultural Commissioner's office. You can get the number and be connected by calling toll-free 1-877-378-5463. You do not have to give your name. www.thesafetyofyourfamily.com

 

FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Fall 2013 Vol. 11 No. 3
Atypical Antipsychotics
The use of antipsychotics began in the 1950ís after it was realized that chlorpromazine, an antihistamine, had a potent calming effect on mentation......

Summer 2013 Vol. 11 No. 2
Inhalant Abuse
Inhalant abuse describes the practice of inhaling vapors for the purpose of intoxication. Inhalant abuse is a growing practice, particularly among adolescents.....

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UCSF The California Poison Control System, managed by the University of California San Francisco, School of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, consists of four answering sites: UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento Division), San Francisco General Hospital (San Francisco Division), Children's Hospital Central California (Fresno/Madera Division), UC San Diego Medical Center (San Diego Division). The central administrative office is located at UCSF's Laurel Heights campus in San Francisco. CPCS is a certified member of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

 

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