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Survey form for suspected pesticide intoxication of honeybee colonies. (document updated for SK Sept 28.12). If you have any questions about the forms, or need help filling them out, call Health Canada at 1-800-267-6315.
Coughing? Skin rash? Vomiting?
Have you, your pets or your livestock ever had any of these
problems after using pesticides? Then you may have experienced
a pesticide incident. If so, it’s important that you report it to
Health Canada or the pesticide company.
What is a pesticide incident?
A pesticide incident is a negative effect to humans, animals
or the environment that can result from being exposed to
a pesticide. Common types of pesticide incidents include:
- effects to humans (e.g. skin rash or headache),
- effects to a pet or a farm animal (e.g. vomiting),
- effects to the environment (e.g. dead fish or birds),
- problems with pesticide containers.
How do I report a pesticide incident?
There are two ways to report them:
- Contact the pesticide company using the information on the product label. They are required by law to report all incidents related to their products to Health Canada.
- Go to www.healthcanada.gc.ca/pesticideincident and fill out one of the forms under the section called “How to report a pesticide incident.” If you have any questions about the forms, or need help filling them out, call Health Canada at 1-800-267-6315.