PAN Pesticides Database - Pesticide Poisoning Diagnostic Tool

If you have a poisoning emergency!

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.


This tool is designed primarily to help healthcare providers recognize, manage and report pesticide-related illnesses. It can help identify a pesticide or class of pesticides that may be responsible for a pesticide-related illness. This resource also provides information for reporting a known or suspected pesticide poisoning. Find out more about data sources and search methodology.

This project is sponsored by grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the Northwest Primary Care Association, U.S. EPA Region IX and the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation.

Search for pesticides potentially responsible for a poisoning by observed symptoms, crop, pesticide type, and/or geographic area.
In some states, laws require pesticide poisonings to be reported to appropriate authorities. Find reporting information for your area.
Additional resources for pesticide poisoning information.

Identify the Poison

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The Chemical or Product Name is:
Note! If possible, contact the farmer or pest control business to find the name of the pesticides used. Providing this information is required in many states.
What type of pesticide was being used (e.g. Insecticide, Herbicide)?
Where did the poisoning happen?
Select a Country and State or Province (note, defaults to United States if nothing is selected):
Where or in what crop did the poisoning incident take place?

Describe the Signs and Symptoms

Select signs/symptoms/diagnoses from one or more of the following categories listed below: Ear, Nose, Mouth; Eyes; Gastrointestinal and Abdominal; Genitourinary; Heart and Circulatory System; Laboratory Tests; Musculoskeletal System; Neurological; Reproductive System; Respiratory; Skin, Nails, Hair; Systemic Symptoms; Please note that the following list intentionally includes a mix of signs, symptoms and diagnoses in order to make use of all information a physician may have. Click on any signs/symptoms/diagnoses listed below to view all terms included in each group.

Signs/symptoms/diagnoses are weighted by their specificity to a particular pesticide. A ranking of 10 = not very specific; 50 = very specific.

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Systemic Symptoms
10 Headache
10 Fever
10 Sweating, diaphoresis
10 Chills
10 Subcutaneous edema (swelling)
50 Antabuse-type or disulfuram-like reactions (severe reaction to alcohol)
30 Anorexia
50 Polydipsia (intense thirst)
Altered or loss of consciousness
20 Sluggishness, drowsiness, weakness or depression
20 Confusion, delirium, hallucinations
20 Agitation, restlessness or irritability
30 Loss of consciousness
50 Encephalopathy
Muscles and coordination
10 Dizziness, vertigo
30 Tremors or increased muscle tone
20 Seizures or convulsions
50 Paresthesia or burning sensation of skin or extremeties
30 Paralysis or loss of motor control, ataxia
50 Numbness, neuropathy
Skin, Nails, Hair
10 Irritation, erythema, rash, burns (2nd & 3rd degree), pruritus
30 Photodermatitis
30 Urticaria, hives, allergic dermatitis
50 Deep ulcerations
30 New-onset acne rash
30 Keratosis (thickening)
30 Papillomas or warty growths
50 Xeroderma (dry skin)
50 Unusual pigmentation or coloration of skin
50 Hypopigmentation (white patches on skin)
20 Pallor
50 Bright yellow stains on skin
50 Cyanosis (blue skin, lips or under fingernails, toenails)
50 Ridging and loss of nails
50 White lines on nails
50 Cyanosis (blue skin, lips or under fingernails, toenails)
50 Hair loss, nail loss
30 Blurred vision, loss of vision
50 Photosensitization
10 Irritation or inflammation of eyes, conjunctivitis
50 Miosis (pupil constriction)
50 Mydriasis (pupil dilation)
30 Changes of the cornea, discoloration or clouding
30 Tearing in the absence of other eye problems
Ear, Nose, Mouth
Nose & Mouth
10 Irritation of nose and mouth
20 Excessive salivation or frothing at the mouth
30 Sensation of mouth dryness
50 Numbness of mouth, lips, or mucous membranes
50 Garlic odor on breath
50 Almond odor on breath
50 Sweetish, strange, odor on breath
50 Decaying fish odor on breath
50 Metallic taste in mouth
50 Bitter, acrid, sour, burning taste
50 Effects to teeth
Ears, Hearing
20 Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
50 Loss of hearing
Heart and Circulatory System
Bleeding, clots, blood pressure
50 Abnormal bleeding or bruising in the absence of injury
30 Thrombosis
30 Hypertension (rise in blood pressure)
30 Shock, hypotension (fall in blood pressure)
30 Irregular heartbeat, EKG changes
30 Tachycardia (rapid regular heart rate)
30 Bradycardia (slow heart beat)
30 Chest pain
30 Cardiac failure
30 Cardiac arrest
10 Irritation or inflammation of throat and upper respiratory tract, cough
10 Dyspnea (breathing difficulty), asthma, wheezing, pulmonary edema, feeling of constriction in chest
30 Tachypnea (rapid breathing)
30 Asphyxia, respiratory arrest
Gastrointestinal and Abdominal
10 Nausea, vomiting, upper gastrointestinal irritation, hematemesis
10 Diarrhea, lower intestinal damage, melena
50 Constipation, intestinal obstruction
50 Proctitus (inflammation of rectum or anus)
50 Vomitus and/or feces with decaying fish odor
50 Effects on the spleen, splenomegaly, org12
30 Liver damage, org15
50 Pancreatitis, org60
30 Dysuria (painful urination)
30 Changes in urine volume or frequency
Reproductive System
50 Obstetric problems (pregnancy and delivery)
50 Sexual discomfort, sexual dysfunctions
Musculoskeletal System
30 Muscle, bone and joint pain or discomfort
30 Muscle cramps, spasm
Laboratory Tests
Nutrient imbalance
50 Hyperglycemia
50 Hypoglycemia
50 Hypercalcemia (in blood & tissues)
50 Hypocalcemia
50 Hyperkalemia
50 Hypokalemia
50 Hypomagnesia
50 Metabolic acidosis
50 Metabolic alkalosis
50 Cholinesterase inhibition
30 Leukocytosis
30 Leukopenia
30 Hemolysis
30 Hypoxemia
30 Anemia
50 Heinz bodies in blood
50 Hypolipidemia
50 Hyperlipidemia
50 Changes in thyroid function
30 Renal (kidney) damage or failure
30 Hematuria
50 Myoglobinuria
30 Glucosuria
50 Proteinuria
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Report a Pesticide Poisoning Incident

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Additional Poison Related Resources

NOTE! Links to many additional pesticide-related resources can be found on our main pesticide resources page.
Medical Resources
  U.S. EPA Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning
  Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy - Poisoning
  MedLine Plus - Poisoning Resources
  National Pesticide Information Center
  Ontario College of Family Physicians Pesticide Literature Review
  Pesticides and Human Health: A Resource for Health Care Professionals
Training Resources and Case Studies
  National Environmental Education & Training Foundation (NEETF) Pesticides Initiative and see the NEETF pesticide-related publications
  EnviroDx on the Web: Case History Training
Clinics and Poison Control Centers
  Migrant Clinician Network: Health and Environment Analysis and Resources Tool
American Association of Poison Control Centers
Miscellaneous Resources
  Find pesticide products and product labels
  Advanced pesticide chemical search
  ChemFinder chemical search
  Cornell University Pesticide Management Education Program