Herbicide safety

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Herbicides can be used safely, provided appropriate precautions are taken as required by the chemical label or as described in safety data sheets (SDS).

First aid

If you feel dizzy, nauseous, have severe headaches, disturbed vision or stomach upsets within a few days after handling herbicides: seek medical advice, ­tell the doctor all you know about the chemical used.

For immediate first aid treatment ‘read the label on the container’.

When using pesticides consistently: have regular medical checks.

Poisons Information Centre
24 hour hotline telephone: 13 11 26


Contact information

Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
+61 (0)8 9368 3080
Andrew Reeves
+61 (0)8 9780 6224