A pesticide is any chemical that someone uses to keep away or kill pests. Pests are bugs, like cockroaches, ants and flies, mice, rats or weeds that grow outside. Even germs can be considered pests.
Pesticides can be dangerous if they get in or on the body. How dangerous depends on the type of pesticide, the amount, and how long the pesticide gets into or on the body. You can't always see or smell a pesticide. If you use a pesticide at home to kill bugs, work on a farm or live in a farming area, it's important to know the signs of pesticide exposure.
Pesticides can be dangerous if they get in or on your body. Watch this video to learn the signs and symptoms of pesticide exposure
Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes
Cover your mouth
Cover your head and neck
Wear a long sleeve shirt and gloves
Pesticides can get on your body, so cover up for work