Some people rely on pesticides whenever there are pests in their houses. A pesticide is a substance used to control, repel, or destroy pests of any sort. Some pesticides can be used inside the house and some can only be used outside. These chemicals are truly a threat to pests but unfortunately, to your baby’s health too. There are cases that you need to use a pesticide but you can make a move to lessen the chance of exposing your child from it.
Some situations can expose your child to pesticides.
Air and water may be contaminated with pesticides. Bug sprays and cleaning products like bleach can also contain these chemicals. The food you serve may also have pesticides since farmers use them to protect their crops from insects. Pet products such as flea and tick shampoo can also be consist of these harmful chemicals.
If you are not careful your baby’s health may be at risk. How?
Babies are delicate because their bodies are not yet fully developed as compared to adults. Therefore, pesticides can be more dangerous for them than a fully grown person. Some studies show that babies that are exposed to pesticides may be at risk of having cancer or behavior problems but further research must be done to confirm this medical belief.
Be sure to keep your baby safe from pesticides because it will be poisonous if inhaled, swallowed or in contact with their skin and eyes. If you observe symptoms like belly pain, nose or gum bleeding, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, headache, and seizures it is best to consult a doctor immediately or better yet call 911 for an emergency.
Take note of these tips to keep our babies from pesticide.
Things to do to avoid pesticide intake. Always choose organic foods. Organic foods are produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents. Many organic fruits and vegetables are now available in the market, especially those that are in season. Wash and scrub them under running water to clean away pesticides that may be on them.
Pesticides Inside Your Home
When eliminating pests, try to use a non-chemical method as much as possible such as mousetrap or sticky traps. Just make sure to put your traps in areas that are out of your children’s reach. Always lock the cabinets where you keep your cleaning products, insect sprays, and rat poisons. When you decided to spray pesticide, keep babies, pets, and toys away from that place. Never spray these chemicals onto your kitchen area where food, utensils, and plates are exposed. Spills and crumbs on floors and cupboard must be removed quickly.
For pest infestation, you may call pest control freehold to do the job. A trained representative can give you details about the pesticides they used and the proper things to do to avoid any risk they may have on your baby’s health.
Pesticide In Your Yard
When using pesticide outside your house, try to put them on specific areas that you are treating. Avoid spraying it on the whole garden especially on a windy or rainy day where chemicals may spread into your vegetable or fruit garden and even into your swimming pools. Seal the house by closing all windows and doors. Reading and following instructions written on the product label is a must to avoid accidents. Use gloves to avoid contact with the chemicals.
Your baby is a precious gift and a parent will do everything just to keep them safe. The tips above can help you protect your baby from pests and pesticides that can cause health problems.
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