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Pesticide Worker Safety

Paraquat Dichloride Fact Sheet

The California Poison Control System and the Central California Children’s Hospital reviewed data from 1998-2009 and identified more than 1,400 cases of accidental poisonings caused by storage of non-food substances in soda bottles, unmarked bottles, cups or glasses. Several of the deaths involved the accidental ingestion of pesticides, including paraquat.

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