Health Tip: Minimize Pesticide Exposure

By on January 31, 2013

Pesticides are commonly used at homes, farms, gardens, parks and schools, and can be toxic if consumed.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions to help reduce a child’s exposure to pesticides:

  • Limit serving foods that have been treated with pesticides during farming.
  • Carefully wash all vegetables and fruits before a family member eats them.
  • Control insects and weeds at home using non-chemical means.
  • Store all pesticides and herbicides out of your child’s reach.
  • Avoid frequent spraying with insecticide of your home.

Source: HealthDay

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