Pesticides

Pests live where they are not wanted or cause harm to crops, people, or animals. Pesticides can help get rid of them. Pesticides are not just insect killers. They also include chemicals to control weeds, rodents, mildew, germs, and more. Many household products contain pesticides.

Pesticides can protect your health by killing germs, animals, or plants that could hurt you. However, they can also be harmful to people or pets. You might want to try non-chemical methods first. If you do need a pesticide, use it correctly. Be especially careful around children and pets. Proper disposal of pesticides is also important - it can help protect the environment.

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  1. Pesticides (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... or cause harm to crops, people, or animals. Pesticides can help get rid of them. Pesticides are not just insect killers. They also include ... mildew, germs, and more. Many household products contain pesticides. Pesticides can protect your health by killing germs, ...
  2. Pesticides are pest-killing substances that help protect plants against molds, fungi, rodents, noxious weeds, and insects. Pesticides help prevent crop loss and, potentially, human disease. ...
  3. To help protect yourself and your family from pesticides on fruits and vegetables: Wash your hands with ... serve organic produce. Organic growers use approved organic pesticides. You may want to consider it for thin- ...
  4. National Pesticide Information Center (National Pesticide Information Center)  
    ... Local Contacts Find local pesticide & pest control information Pesticide Information and Resources: Frequently Asked Questions about NPIC ...
  5. Pesticides (American College of Medical Toxicology)  
    Pesticides/Start Here ... Pesticides ... American College of Medical Toxicology
  6. Pesticides From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)  
    A pesticide is any substance used to kill, repel, or control certain forms of plant or animal life that ...
  7. Organic Pesticide Ingredients (National Pesticide Information Center)  
    Pesticides/Related Issues ... Pesticides ... National Pesticide Information Center
  8. What Is a Pesticide? (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    Pesticides/Start Here ... Pesticides ... Environmental Protection Agency ... Pesticide products contain both "active" and "inert" ingredients. An “active ingredient” prevents, ...
  9. Pesticides are substances which kill or deter unwanted pests, such as insects or rodents. These substances can ... avoid an accidental ingestion is to keep all pesticides out of the reach of children.
  10. In Case of Pesticide Emergency (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    If someone has swallowed or inhaled a pesticide or gotten it in the eye or on the skin, assess poisoning symptoms and read the product label. If you then call 911 ...
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