If you see anyone spraying pesticides in today's conditions please report the activity.
Periods of drizzle ending near noon then cloudy with sunny periods. Wind north 20 km/h. High 11. UV index 6 or high.
Tip of the day!
You should be aware of the early signs and symptoms of poisoning. It is important to remove the person from the source of exposure quickly. Remove contaminated clothing and wash off any chemical which has soaked through. You may save a life.
Pesticide poisoning can mimic other common illness.
Examples of some symptoms:
Organochlorines: endosulfan, lindane, methoxychlor: Apprehension, nausea ,vomiting, weakness, excitability, dizziness, disorientation, twitching, convulsions.
Organophosphates: Guthion (azinphos-methyl), Dyfonate (fonofos), Lorsban (chlorpyrifos), diazinon, dichlorvos, malathion, parathion: Headaches, dizziness,weakness, tremors, nausea,diarrhea, blurred vision,convulsions.
Dinitrophenols: dinoseb, Karathane (dinocap),DNOC: Fever, sweating,rapid breathing,rapid heart rate.
Bipyridyliums & Pyridyliums: Reglone (diquat),Gramoxone (paraquat): Respiratory distress, lung damage.
Fumigants: Methyl bromide, Telone(1-3 dichloropropene), Vapam (metam-sodium), Chloropicrin: Double vision, slurred speech, uncoordination, chemical pneumonia, kidney damage.
Dithiocarbamates & Thiocarbamates: Ziram, Maneb, Eptam, Surpass (vernolate): Irritation of the eyes, skin,nose, and lungs, nausea,vomiting, muscle weakness.
Chlorophenoxys: 2,4-D,MCPA: Skin rash, muscle weakness,convulsions, coma.
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