If you see anyone spraying pesticides in today's conditions please report the activity.
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle early this morning. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 except gusting to 60 along parts of the coast. High 14. UV index 7 or high.
Symptoms of pesticide poisoning can mimic common ailments.
The Doctor or poison control center will require information from the pesticide label such as the precautionary statements and the P.C.P act registration number.
Some symptoms of pesticide poisoning:
Moderate symptoms include Nausea, trembling, loss ofco-ordination, excessive saliva, blurred vision, tightness of the throat orchest, labored breathing, flushed or yellow skin, stomach cramps, vomiting,diarrhea, confusion, sweating, rapid pulse, coughing.
Severe symptoms include vomiting, loss of reflexes, trouble breathing, increased breathing rate, muscle twitching, pin-point pupils,convulsions, unconsciousness, thirst, fever and death.
See pesticide core training manual for more information.
Current provincial weather regulations:
-Wind must be between 2 and 15 km/hr for ground applications
-Winds must be between 2 and 10km/hr for trees taller than 3meters
-Air Temperature must be below 25oC
-It must not raining nor is rain anticipated over the next 2hour period
-The relative humidity must be above 50%
Where to report a violation.