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A 60-year-old female asked:

exposure to chlorpyrifos ethyl when used on fruit vegetables etc. also used as insecticide on plants by spraying in homes. does it affect our health?

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Dr. Jason Jaramillo
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Yes: This is an organophosphate insecticide that is moderately toxic. It has been linked to neurological effects and developmental delays in children. Some have hypothesized it causes autoimmune diseases. It has been banned for household use since 2001.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is insecticide chemical harmful?

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Dr. Janak Acharya
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Yes : Please don't play with or consume insecticides. If you have done so conttact poison control and/or go to an emergency department.
A 38-year-old female asked:

How long does in-door insecticide stay in the house after they have been sprayed? Will they breakdown and disappear?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends on incectici: It would be easier for you to research the internet to get the answer to this question, since we are not chemists and will know very little about incecticides. Besides, the brand of incecticide will matter since there are different chemicals used in each one and each one is utilized and broken down differently.
A 38-year-old female asked:

Will insecticide which as drifted into a house drift out of it?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Maybe: Presumably you had open doors or windows allowing the fumes to enter the house. With fans and breeze some might exit by the same route. Most insecticides are organic and fat soluble. They will stick to objects with these qualities and this is why the atmospheric fumes disappear. When so stuck, they are usually not a problem. The level should get so low you cannot detect them.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Could insecticide go through your pores?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
Yes: But only powerful ones and quantity and duration risqué..

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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