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Children’s Pesticides Poisoning and the Ways to Avoid it

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April 1, 2022

Pesticides are powerful tools for controlling pests. However, pesticides are also toxic and can severely harm children’s health if stored or used improperly. 50 percent of poisoning incidents each year are for children younger than six years ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Exposure, Pesticide, Pesticide And Children, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Poisoning

Pesticide Exposure: What Activities Can Lead to Exposure?

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October 7, 2021

In part one of this series, we discussed risk. To have risk, hazard AND exposure must both be present. Remember Risk = Hazard + Exposure. Then we discussed acute, sub-chronic and chronic exposure, and what those mean. Now it is time to dig beyond ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Activities Of Exposure, Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office

Pesticide Exposure: Types and Symptoms

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September 23, 2021

Pesticides are hazardous, they are designed to repel, kill, or otherwise disrupt the lifecycle of living organisms. Pesticides can be toxic and even poisonous. These are all true statements, but a hazard, by itself, is not necessarily a problem. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Acute, Brett Bultemeier, Chronic, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office, Risk, Sub-chronic, Symptoms

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