SUBCHAPTER 41F PESTICIDE-RELATED ILLNESS OR INJURY SURVEILLANCE

 

SECTION .0100 PHYSICIAN REPORTING OF PESTICIDE-RELATED ILLNESS OR INJURY

 

10A NCAC 41F .0101 GENERAL: DEFINITIONS

(a) In order to identify, prevent and control health hazards pursuant to G.S. 130A-5(2), the rules of this Subchapter establish standards for reporting pesticide-related illnesses or injuries that are named in this subchapter and are hereby considered harmful to the public's health.

(b) The following definitions apply throughout this section:

(1) "Acute pesticide-related illness or injury" means any confirmed or suspected case of systemic, ophthalmologic or dermatologic illness or injury resulting from inhalation, ingestion, dermal exposure or ocular contact with a pesticide, where symptoms occur within eight hours of exposure.

(2) "Pesticide" means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest, and any substance or mixture of substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant. Pesticides include but are not limited to insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, defoliants, desiccants, plant growth regulators, nematicides, and rodenticides.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 130A-5(2);

Eff. April 1, 2006.