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Pesticide poisoning

Pesticide poisonings, where chemicals intended to control a pest affect non-target organisms such as humans, wildlife, or bees.

Since label directions required by the FIFRA are specifically designed to protect applicators and other humans, wildlife, and other environmental resources; the majority of pesticide poisonings result from violations of the label directions

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