As with any chemicals, there are inherent dangers that accompany applying and dealing with pesticides. Two of the major hazards one could encounter while utilizing pesticides include inhalation and absorption. Depending on the pesticide, there may be different side effects. One of the most important factors is to pay close attention to the signal word on the product label; pesticides labeled with "Caution" are slightly toxic, "Warning" are moderately toxic, and "Danger" are highly toxic. With symptoms ranging from mild (fatigue and headache) to severe (infertility and tumor development, it is necessary to be as cautious and protected as possible when dealing with pesticides.
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Pesticide exposure can happen through inhalation, absorption, or ingestion. Depending on the application method of the pesticide, one may experience an acute (swift, one-time use) response or a chronic (delayed, repeated exposure) response.
If one inhales a pesticide, leave the treated area immediately and take deep breaths of clean, uncontaminated, fresh air. If pesticide comes in contact with the skin, wash the contaminated area immediately with soap and water, making sure to not touch the eyes, genital areas, or underarms, which absorb pesticides more quickly, until the chemical has been thoroughly and completely washed off. If clothes have traces of pesticides on them, remove the clothing immediately and wash it thoroughly before wearing it again. If a pesticide is ingested, one should rinse out the mouth thoroughly and drink copious amounts of water to attempt to dilute out the pesticide a bit.
It is always recommended to contact a medical or poison control center even if one does not experience any symptoms of pesticide poisoning after being exposed. If symptoms are observed in the least, seek medical attention immediately, making sure to show the medical professional the pesticide and its product label so he/she can properly treat the poisoning.
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