Pyrethroids and Human Health

Safeguarding the Public

Manufacturers of pyrethroid products work closely with federal, state and local regulators to ensure these products are used properly and according to label requirements.

1. How do pyrethroid pesticides help control insects that spread infectious and sometimes fatal diseases? Pyrethroid pesticides play a major role in eradicating insects that may carry and spread disease.

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2. How much risk, if any, is there to people from routine exposure to pyrethroids? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the body of scientific evidence have found there is no significant health risk to adults and children from the proper application of pyrethroid insecticides.

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