Pesticide Container Disposal, August 3, 2015

(2015) Pesticide Container Disposal, August 3, 2015. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

Pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and other pest control products) are important products for landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. However, their toxicity and persistence can pose serious environmental and occupational hazards if handled improperly. Every time you use a pesticide, you face the problem of how to dispose empty containers. “Empty” containers may still hold about 1 percent of the original amount of pesticide, which is harmful to humans, animals and the environment. Never be careless when disposing empty containers, leftover solutions or surplus pesticide concentrates. You can prevent environmental damage if you take the time to follow proper disposal procedures.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Public Health, Pesticides, Natural Resources
Subjects: Agriculture and food production > Pesticides
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine > Public health > Environmental health
ID Code: 34940
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 22 Dec 2020 19:00
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2020 19:00
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/34940