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Canada warns against illegal pesticide use after child deaths

Health Canada has issued a warning about the dangers of using unregistered pesticides following the death of two children after an illegal pest control operation against bedbugs. The pesticide used appears to have been phosphine that was imported for personal use. Phosphine pesticides can only be sold to individuals holding an appropriate pesticide applicator certificate or licence and they are not approved for use against bedbugs, Health Canada points out. The government department is also aware of other incidents involving the use of ozone generators against the pest. Such generators are not safe to use and can cause respiratory problems, it notes.


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