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Fresno Pesticide & Chemical Exposure Lawyers

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HAVE YOU BEEN EXPOSED TO DANGEROUS PESTICIDES?

If you live in Fresno, the Central Valley or throughout California, pesticides are utilized with high frequency.  Some are dangerous and some are less dangerous, but they ALL can be dangerous.  Many farmworkers or nearby residents of farming communities are exposed to dangerous pesticide chemicals daily and do nothing about it.

 

If you or a family member are suffering from an illness or symptoms that may be related to pesticide chemical exposure, it is critical to inquire about whether nearby properties are applying pesticide chemicals near you.   Pesticide Applicators are licensed and governed by the State of California.

 

They must follow rules and are required to provide advanced notice of dangerous applications but do not always follow the rules.  Below are some of the signs or symptoms one may experience resulting from exposure to deadly pesticides or chemicals.

SIGNS OF PESTICIDE CHEMICAL EXPOSURE?

What are the typical symptoms of pesticide illness or exposure?  Depending on the pesticide chemicals and the amount of exposure, you may experience the following illnesses or symptoms:

FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS INCLUDING TIREDNESS OR LETHARGY

HEADACHE, OR DIZZINESS

BLURRED VISION

STUFFY NOSE

SORE THROAT OR COUGHING

EYE, NOSE OR SKIN IRRITATION

VOMITING

NERVOUSNESS

CONFUSION

LOSS OF COORDINATION OR INABILITY TO WALK

CHEST DISCOMFORT

PINPOINT PUPILS

FOAMING OF THE MOUTH OR OOZING FROM THE NOSE

PROBLEMS BREATHING

LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS OR FALLING INTO A COMATOSE STATE

Any of these can be a result of ingestion, inhalation or direct contact with the skin.  These symptoms could be delayed as long as a day after the exposure, according to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

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DEALING WITH FRESNO COUNTY PESTICIDE EMERGENCIES

Any of the symptoms identified above can be a result of ingestion, inhalation or direct contact with the skin.  These symptoms could be delayed as long as a day after the exposure.  If you believe you have been exposed to a chemical or pesticide and are suffering from illness like symptoms, you should immediately report such an incident to your local County Department of Agriculture.

 

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The quickest way to obtain their contact information is by calling (877) 378-5463 or 87 PESTLINE.

 

It is important to report the exposure, so that a local County Department of Agriculture Investigator may start an investigation into the application.

 

If you are located within in the State of California, the County Ag Commissioner has a duty to conduct a thorough and unbiased investigation into each exposure.

 

They must determine the extent of exposure, which may include taking samples, interviewing all witnesses, exposed persons, visiting the application site and even the applicator’s warehouse.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE DEPARTMENT OF PESTICIDE REGULATIONS SUGGESTIONS

HOW DO PESTICIDE EXPOSURES OCCUR?

Fresno Pesticide & Chemical Exposure Lawyers - Drift, Tulare County, Madera County, Kings County, Merced County, Kern County, Vulcan, Chlorpyrifos, Lorsban, Round Up I f you have been exposed to pesticides or chemicals and experienced physical symptoms or illness, you should consider the source of the application.  Typically, a pesticide exposure may occur in a variety of ways.

 

 

Many times, an exposure may be due to pesticide drift when a nearby property or pesticide applicator is attempting to rid a plant or crop of pests.

 

Some of the pesticide chemicals utilized by pest control companies, private or certified applicators are not utilized properly and according to their labeling.

 

As a result of this, negligent applications of pesticides and other chemicals more frequently that we think.

 

CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PESTICIDE DRIFT

The art of pesticide application is not precision delivery. It’s sloppy, and it often spills.” — Geographer - Jill Harrison

PESTICIDE APPLICATORS MUST NOTIFY YOU WHEN USING DANGEROUS CHEMICALS

When there is a potential pesticide & chemical exposure within the Central Valley, including Kings County, Tulare County, Fresno County, Kern County, Madera County or others in the Central Valley, you should consider consulting with Fresno Pesticide & Chemical Exposure Lawyers.

 

Fresno Pesticide & Chemical Exposure Lawyers - Drift, Tulare County, Madera County, Kings County, Merced County, Kern County, Vulcan, Chlorpyrifos, Lorsban, Round UpA pesticide applicator must notify you when utilizing a chemical that may be dangerous to humans and/or animals.  Our Fresno Pesticide & Chemical Exposure Lawyers can advise you whether you have been exposed to such chemicals and/or pesticides.

 

The Pesticide Applicator should provide a “Notice” that looks something like this.  Failure to do so is a violation of the law and constitutes a punishable offense.  You have the right to know what pesticides and chemicals are being utilized near you.

 

These may include the following if an exposure occurred in the Central Valley or Fresno.

 

 

 

  • DDT (Although outlawed, usage and detection is still reported)

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & CONTACTS WHEN EXPOSED TO PESTICIDE(S)

If you are being or have been exposed to pesticides and it is not your fault, our Fresno Pesticide & Chemical Exposure Lawyers have put together the following list of helpful resources for you.   You may be in need of immediate medical attention, in which case you should first call 911.

 

If you are not sure who to contact for possible pesticide misuse, call 1-87PestLine or (877) 378-5463).

If you have been exposed to a dangerous pesticide or chemical by pesticide applicator or other means, Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation with our Fresno Pesticide & Chemical Exposure Lawyers (559) 840-3240 or (844) FRESNO1 (toll free).

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