Quiz 6: Hunger in Maine and Pesticide Safety Hunger in Maine 1. What does it mean to be food insecure? 2. How many people in York County are considered food insecure? 3. What are a couple of the leading causes of food insecurity? Pesticide Safety Read each question and all of the answers carefully before answering. 4. Which of the following are potential short term OR long term risks that may be associated with exposure to pesticides? A. Allergies B. Cancer C. Nausea D. All of the above 5. List the three signal words that may appear on a pesticide label, in order from most toxic to least toxic: Most toxic ___________________________ Toxic ___________________________ Least toxic ___________________________ 6. True or False: Organic and “all natural” pesticides may be as toxic or more toxic to the applicator than synthetic pesticides. 7. The acronym “PPE” stands for: A. Pesticide Prevention Education B. Previous Pesticide Exposure C. Personal Protective Equipment D. Protecting Plants Environmentally 8. Name one way (besides checking for sensitive areas before making the pesticide application) to minimize drift thereby decreasing the chances of applying to pesticide to a non-target area. 9. True or False: If pest numbers are overwhelming and pose a threat to the health of the tree, it’s OK to use 1.5 times the maximum rate listed on the label provided you keep a record of the application. 10. True or False: When rinsing out a pesticide container before disposing of it, the rinse water should be applied to an area/site appearing on the label.