The following is a list
of contacts and resources prepared by the New Jersey Pesticide
Control Program. It is intended for use by public health officials,
medical examiners and other government officials, and the general
public in the event of a pesticide poisoning incident.
New Jersey Pesticide
Control Program (NJPCP)
The New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection, Pesticide Control Program,
is the regulatory agency concerning pesticide registration
New Jersey Poison
Information and Education System (NJPIES)
Non-profit organization providing
services to New Jersey. Suspected pesticide exposures
or poisonings should be referred to this number first.
NJPIES is New Jersey's regional drug and poison information
program. Located at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark.
Information Center (NPIC)
Partially funded by EPA and
maintained at Oregon State University. Besides providing
a wealth of pesticide information on subjects such as
pesticide products, poisonings,
toxicology and environmental chemistry, this organization
has a toxicologist on staff.
Northeast Center for
Agricultural Medicine and Health (NEC)
Funded by NIOSH and private
foundations. NEC provides information services to health
professionals, community organizations, libraries, business
and rural citizens seeking to improve health and safety
in agriculture and other rural-based occupations. The
phone number given is for the New York Center for Agricultural
Medicine and Health, a branch of NEC.
Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)
Jointly sponsored by the
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and
Rutgers University. EOHSI sponsors research, education
and service programs in the areas of environmental health,
toxicology, occupational health, exposure assessment and