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Pesticide Health and Safety Information

Pesticides can be beneficial to society in many ways. Pesticides are used to control:

However, pesticides can also be harmful to human or animal health or the environment when pesticides are not used according to label directions, or when one is over-exposed to a pesticide. Examples of harm include:

Therefore, when using pesticides:

To learn more, 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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