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Pesticides and Animal Health

Animals come into contact with pesticides in many ways:

All pesticides have some level of toxicity. Even the least-toxic products can cause health problems if an animal is exposed to enough of it. The risk of health problems depends not only on how toxic the ingredients are, but also on the amount of exposure to the product.

Some animals may be more sensitive than others to the effects of certain pesticides. For more information on the health risks of a given pesticide to animals, contact NPIC for assistance.

To learn more about animals and pesticides, choose from the following topics:

If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email us at npic@ace.orst.edu.

Last updated April 1, 2014

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