#6 Parental Notification Guidelines for Pesticide Application
Pesticides are poisonous chemicals designed to kill or eliminate pests. Exposure to certain pesticides during childhood is linked to asthma, some reproductive, developmental and behavioral disorders, and cancer. Although pesticides can endanger the health of any child, children with asthma, and other medically or chemically-sensitive children are more vulnerable to the effects of pesticides. The PA Department of Agriculture maintains
a Pesticide Hypersensitivity Registry listing individuals who are medically documented as chemically sensitive. Pest control companies are required to notify sensitive individuals prior to spraying.
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