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Jorge's New Job: Getting Tested for Cholinesterase
(Un Nuevo Trabajo para Jorge: el análisis de la colinesterasa)

Published 2000 · Publication 21507 · 36 pages

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Photo of the cover of the book, Jorge's New Job.

This excellent training tool from the Statewide IPM Program's Pesticide Safety Education Program is in an easy-to-read fotonovela (story-picture format) with back-to-back English and Spanish versions in one booklet. It explains the importance of cholinesterase testing for pesticide handlers who work with certain kinds of insecticides and addresses some common questions and misconceptions. This is a valuable tool for workers, employers, growers, commercial applicators, medical clinic staff, agricultural commissioners, and educators. A companion video is available.

Answers to Common Questions

This publication provides answers to common questions asked by people who work with pesticides, and dispels some of the misconceptions regarding cholinesterase testing. It explains what the cholinesterase test is and why it is required of anyone working with specific pesticides. It lists products and handling times that require medical monitoring.

Comprehensive Information

Jorge's New Job provides comprehensive information on such topics as:

  • types of pesticides that require testing
  • length of exposure that requires testing
  • what cholinesterase is
  • how pesticides affect cholinesterase
  • testing procedures
  • California law regarding management of affected workers
  • appropriate treatment
  • protective equipment

How to order

This publication is available from the UC ANR Communication Services catalog. It is also available by mail, by telephone, or through the ANR sales offices and many UC County Cooperative Extension offices. For locations and more information, see "How to Order Publications."


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