“Bug Bombs” responsible for 465 injuries and a baby’s death (8 states covered, 5 years)

October 16, 2008

HealthDay News (part of U.S. News and Word Report) reports that Between 2001 and 2006, commercial “bug bomb” insect deterrents caused 466 cases of acute pesticide-related illness or injury in eight states, U.S. researchers reported Thursday. Presumably many more cases have happened in the other 42 US states and in other countries. We have been […]

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Warning to Bracken County, KY: don’t get caught in the bed bug blame game

November 3, 2007

More information about the Bracken County Schools bed bug situation. A new article from WCPO.com news says T&M Pest Control is treating Bracken County schools for bed bugs this weekend. Terry says, “A pest control program for bed bugs is very detailed. You’ve got to get all the crevices. We are doing a little more […]

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Ossining, NY 8-year-old suffocates in Mattress Cover / sealed mattresses

November 1, 2007

WCBS Newsradio 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports that an eight-year-old boy in Ossining, NY zipped himself inside a mattress encasement, which got stuck. He died. Police say the boy had been diagnosed with asthma, and the cover was the kind meant to keep out allergens [LoHud]. It was inside out and the zipper was apparently stuck […]

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