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Effective Control of Household Pests

How to Reduce Exposure to Pesticide Hazards

Eight out of ten U.S. households have been reported to use pesticides both indoors and outside their homes. Moreover, while older adults account for only 2.8% of reported poisoning incidents, they account for 5.9% of all cases with a moderate to major outcome and 28% of deaths. This page offers information on steps you can take to reduce your exposure to these environmental hazards. For more detailed information, please see our series of easy-to-read facts sheets and brochures.



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