PHEMED - Pesticide Health Effects Medical Education Database

...because open source matters

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The Pesticide Health Effects Medical Education Database assembles a diverse collection of materials useful in the training of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Designed to provide clinical insight into the health effects of pesticides, the core content is focused on case-based trainings covering modern day environmental health hazards, exposure scenarios, signs and symptoms, and directives for treatment of exposed populations.

This site was designed to act as a foundation. As much as possible, we encourage the sharing of knowledge; with your input and feedback as educators we expect this open source platform to grow into a living network. Our hope is that PHEMED will be an invaluable teaching resource for 'people on the ground' now, and future generations.

All resources are free of charge and can be modified and used in any way you choose.


Teaching materials are organized by the following four perspectives.

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Useful Links

• EPA Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning

• The Extension Toxicology Network (EXTOXNET)

• Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) Pesticide Page

• National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) 



This product was developed under Assistance Agreement No. X8832732 (01-02) awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed in this document are solely those of the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center or Marshfield Clinic.