Posted: May 17, 2016

ACMT Environmental Medicine Modules, Module 6- Pesticide Residues in the Indoor Environment


This is the sixth module in ACMT's Environmental Medicine Modules, and consists of a pretest, a 66 minute presentation titled "Pesticide Residues in the Indoor Environment," a posttest, and a survey. The presentation reviews the structure of common insecticides and their molecular and physiologic actions. The clinical consequences of exposures to these insecticides and treatment options are presented, along with reported case studies that help to illustrate clinical and public health implications. The importance of obtaining environmental histories from patients and including the possibility of environmental exposures in the differential diagnoses of common clinical presentations is emphasized. Current research and policy implications are also covered. This is one of a series of ACMT Environmental Health Learning Modules that can be used individually to supplement an existing course or combined to create a stand?alone course for the education of undergraduate, graduate and/or professional learners. Funding for this series of web-based learning modules was made possible (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000117-05 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Interprofessional, Population Health, Public Health Sciences, Community Health, Environmental Health, Toxicology, Occupational Health, Pesticides


American College of Medical Toxicology

Daniel L. Sudakin, MD, MPH, Oregon State University Environmental Health Sciences Center