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Poison Prevention

Tens of thousands of pesticide poisonings are reported each year. Following a few simple steps can prevent many of these accidents. An EPA survey showed that almost half (47%) of households with young children and 75% of homes without young children had pesticides stored in unlocked cabinets within reach of children.

Lock up all pesticides including chlorine bleach, disinfectants, rat poisons, mothballs, flea and tick products, swimming pool chemicals, weed killers, and insect repellents. Too often pesticides are stored or used carelessly, which can lead to accidents.

Tips on preventing pesticide poisoning:

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

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Last updated January 20, 2021

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