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Health Tip: Reduce Pesticide Use

Health Tip: Reduce Pesticide Use


(HealthDay News) -- Pesticides are chemicals used to repel microorganisms, rodents or insects, but they may be harmful if inhaled or absorbed by the skin.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine suggests how to help keep bugs and other critters away from your home without the use of pesticides:

  • Don't leave any food sitting out around the home, including food scraps or pet food.
  • Keep wood chips and mulch away from the home, and clean up any standing water.
  • Clean out roof gutters regularly.
  • Seal up openings that could allow insects to infest your home.
  • Keep pets clean and groomed.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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