What if I am concerned about a pesticide exposure?
Pesticides are frequently used in household and agricultural applications to kill unwanted insects, rodents, or weeds. At home, remember to always follow the application instructions, store pesticides out of reach of children and properly dispose of unwanted pesticides. The National Pesticide Information Center has resources for health effects of common household and agricultural pesticides as well as information on pesticide exposures, spills and cleanup.
In Idaho, the State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is the agency responsible for regulating pesticide usage in agriculture. If you are concerned with an accidental pesticide exposure from an agricultural application, please contact ISDA for more information.
*If you are concerned that an individual’s health is immediately at risk after a pesticide exposure, call 911 or Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222. Remove any contaminated clothing and rinse or shower with clean water.