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Pesticide safety. Bug bombs: overkill can be dangerous.

Authors
Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
Source
Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals, 2007 Jan; 1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20042503
Abstract
Bug bombs, also called insect foggers, are cans of pesticides that spray out all at once. They are used to kill pests, such as cockroaches and fleas. Foggers can be a serious health and safety hazard if you use too many or don't follow the directions. Improper use of foggers can make you sick. Overexposure to foggers can cause breathing problems, dizziness, and nausea. Foggers can also trigger asthma attacks. Too many foggers for the size of your house can cause fires or explosions. Keep them away from sparks or flames. Read the warning labels.
Keywords
Hazardous-materials; Health-hazards; Exposure-assessment; Pesticides; Pest-control; Pesticide-residues; Poison-control; Poisons; Insects; Sprays; Breathing; Bronchial-asthma; Fire-hazards; Explosive-hazards; Explosive-devices; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Combustible-materials
Publication Date
20070101
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2007
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008470
Source Name
Pesticide safety. Bug bombs: overkill can be dangerous
State
LA
Performing Organization
Louisiana State Office of Public Health
Page last reviewed: March 11, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division