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Why are children more likely to be affected by pest control?

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Children are especially susceptible to harm from pesticides because their bodies and immune systems are still developing. They are also more likely to be exposed to pesticides by crawling on the floor and putting their hands and other objects in their mouths.

From: Safer Pest Control WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

EPA web site: “Protecting Children From Pesticides;” “Play It Safe: Reduce Your Child’s Chances of Pesticide Poisoning;” “Pesticide Safety Tips;” “The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality;” “Cockroaches and Pests;” “Preventing Pests at Home;” and “Do’s and Don’t's of Pest Control.”

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources web site: “Pesticides: Safe and Effective Use in the Home and Landscape."

American Lung Association web site: “Cockroaches and Pests.”

New York State Department of Health web site: “Mouse Control.”

Washington State Department of Health web site: “Biting and Stinging Bugs.”

Cornell University web site: “IPM for Homes.”

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 29, 2018

SOURCES:

EPA web site: “Protecting Children From Pesticides;” “Play It Safe: Reduce Your Child’s Chances of Pesticide Poisoning;” “Pesticide Safety Tips;” “The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality;” “Cockroaches and Pests;” “Preventing Pests at Home;” and “Do’s and Don’t's of Pest Control.”

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources web site: “Pesticides: Safe and Effective Use in the Home and Landscape."

American Lung Association web site: “Cockroaches and Pests.”

New York State Department of Health web site: “Mouse Control.”

Washington State Department of Health web site: “Biting and Stinging Bugs.”

Cornell University web site: “IPM for Homes.”

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 29, 2018

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