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Ch 1 - How Pesticides Are Regulated

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Ch 2 - Integrated Pest Management

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Ch 3 - The Pesticide Label
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Use Pesticides Safely - Know the Label - Interactive Tutorial
Ch 4 - The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
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Ch 5 - Pesticide Formulations
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Ch 6 - Managing Pest Resistance
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Health and Environmental Risk Management
Ch 7 - Pesticides and the Environment
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Ch 8 - Health Risks of Pesticide Use
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Ch 9 - Pesticide Poisonings
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Ch 10 - First Aid
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Pesticide Safety Practices
Ch 11 - Protective Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment
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Ch 12 - Application Procedures for Fumigants and Suspensions in Air
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Ch 13 - Transportation of Pesticides
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Ch 14 - How to Store Pesticides Safely
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Ch 15 - How to Dispose of Pesticides and Pesticide Containers Safely
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Ch 16 - Pesticide Spills
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Ch 17 - Pesticide Fires
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Pesticide Application
Ch 18 - Drift of Pesticides

Surface Inversions

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Ch 19 - Calibration of Application Equipment
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Ch 20 - Applying the Right Amount of Pesticide
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Use Pesticides Safely - Know the Math - Interactive Tutorial 
Ch 21 - Keeping Pesticide Records
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Ch 22 - Pesticides and Food
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Ch 23 - Be a Professional
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