Workers in several occupations may be exposed to pesticides by

  • Preparing pesticides for use, such as by mixing a concentrate with water or loading the pesticide into application equipment.
  • Applying pesticides, such as in an agricultural or commercial setting.
  • Entering an area where pesticides have been applied to perform allowed tasks, such as picking crops.

 

Pesticides: Health and Safety from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

 

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