Best Practices for Pesticides and Disinfectant Residues
- • Never use a restricted pesticide in the home or outside.
- • Follow instructions on the label when applying pesticides or using disinfectants inside structures or pesticides in outside areas.
- • Use pesticides and disinfectants only in recommended quantities.
- • Ventilate the area very well after pesticide use.
- • Mix or dilute pesticides out of doors and in well-ventilated areas.
- • Keep pesticides and disinfectants away from pets and children.
- • Avoid using pesticides and use other approaches where appropriate.
- • Choose a licensed pest control company when needed and check to see if they have the proper credentials and training.
- • Dispose of unwanted pesticides in an appropriate manner as a household hazardous waste.
- • Use moth repellents very sparingly and only when absolutely necessary.
- • Be careful of the use of indoor air fresheners and ventilate the area immediately.
- • Clean all surfaces after the use of disinfectants and other chemicals.
- 11. Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless, and invisible radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium found in the ground, in the soil, and rocks, and enters the home through cracks and crevices in the foundations, construction joints, walls, and floors. Radon may be found in the water supply. Concentrations of radon may build up within the structure.
The primary health effect is lung cancer. Cigarette smoking enhances the effects of the radon gas. It is believed that many thousands of deaths each year from lung cancer are caused by radon gas.