Pesticide Issues Conference

Pesticide Issues Conference

Co-sponsored by the Washington State University Pesticide Education Program, UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and Northwest Center for Occupational Safety & Health, the 7th annual conference focused on the new Washington state pesticide monitoring regulations. Plenary sessions reviewed issues of pesticide toxicity and exposure. During concurrent breakout sessions, growers/managers, applicators/handlers, and medical providers were given information and materials on how best to comply. A featured address by Michael Alavanja, Senior Investigator, National Cancer Institute, reported on recent links found between pesticides and cancer. (Note: Not all conference presentations are available.)


1) Dan Sudakin: Acute Toxicity of Pesticides
2) Richard Fenske: Measuring Pesticide Exposure
3) Jeff Lutz: Injury and Illness Prevention in Washington Agricultural Production
4) Carol Dancereau: Perspectives on Pesticide Health Issues
5) Barbara Morrissey: Pesticide Incidents/Department of Health Data
6) Ann Byar: Poisoning Determinations
7) Jim McFerson: Roadmap for Reduced Pesticide Exposure in the Tree Fruit Industry
8) Carol Ramsay: Cholinesteras Basics
9) Karl Weyrauch: Acetylcholinesterase Monitoring and Informed Consent for Handlers
10) Pedro Serrano: Compliance with the Rule
11) Carol Ramsay: Illness prevention/Respiratory Protection
12) Patricia Boiko: Cholinesterase Basics
13) John Furman: Cholinesterase Monitoring Rule, Monitoring, and Employee Participation
14) Matt Keifer: Diagnosis of Cholinesterase Poisoning and Other Common Pesticide Illnesses
15) Jeff Lutz: Grower Perspectives and Medical Providers
16) Patrick Pleas: Farm Labor Perspectives on Working with Medical Providers

Presenter Biographies and Abstracts

Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
University of Washington
PO Box 357234, Seattle, WA 98195-7234
t: (800) 330-0827,
f: (206) 616-2687

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