Pesticides are agents used to repel any microorganism, plant, insect, or animal that is harmful or undesirable to humans. These chemicals are common in environmental applications. They are often used to control weeds or destructive insects in our yards and crop fields. Pesticides are also widely used in households.
Some examples of everyday pesticide products are:
- mosquito repellent
- cockroach sprays/traps
- kitchen and bathroom disinfectants
- rat poison
- flea/tick collars and powder
- mold and mildew cleaners
- some swimming pool treatments
Pesticides, including fungicides and herbicides, are widely used in agriculture, lawn care, in our homes, in our schools, and on the job. Every year, almost one billion pounds of pesticides are applied used in the United Statesin fields and farms. Because these substances are poisonous to many living organisms, some pesticides have been shown to have dangerous and long-lasting consequences for people who come into contact with them. Moreover, because many pesticides do not remain within the fences of the farms they are sprayed, the surrounding communities can suffer as much harm as those who work with these dangerous chemicals.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency offers a comprehensive website on pesticides that includes comprehensive information on the dangers of certain products, their use, and how they can affect community members. Please Click Here to visit the EPA Pesticide site.
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If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of pesticide exposure, contact a toxic tort lawyer at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP at 1-800-624-8888 or submit an InjuryLawyer.com free online case evaluation. The initial consultation is FREE of charge. If we agree to handle your case, we do not get paid for our services unless there is a monetary recovery of funds.
In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a Statute of Limitations, so please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation