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Before using any pesticide, make sure you really
need to use it.
you do use pesticides, read the label carefully. Do not mix or
dilute pesticides indoors. And only use them outside or in
a well-ventilated area. Mix only as much as you need.
Limit your exposure to pesticides by doing the following:
If you use a pest-control company, ask for a written contract
that lists pests that will be controlled and the chemicals that will be used.
If you have questions about a product you or a company plan to
use, call the National Pesticide Information Center
toll-free at 1-800-858-PEST (1-800-858-7378), or visit their website at http://npic.orst.edu.
Other Works Consulted
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2005). Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety. Available online:
Current as of:
October 8, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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