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• Change out of your work clothes immediately after work, preferably at your workplace.

• Store your work clothes and work boots outside the home, preferably at the worksite and separated from your street clothes.

• Bathe as soon a possible after work, preferably at your workplace and before being in contact with family members.

• Launder your work clothes after each use, on the day of use if possible.

• Women, especially if pregnant or planning a pregnancy, should avoid handling contaminated clothes.

• Use rubber glove to handle your contaminated clothing, which should be washed separately from the family wash.

• If you have a spill, discard your contaminated clothing at the same location you would use for pesticide containers (hazardous materials waste site).

• Laundry procedures for contaminated clothing should include a pre-wash cycle, heavy-duty detergent, highest water temperature, full water volume, a wash time of 12 to 14 minutes, and a double rinse.

• Clean the washing machine after laundering contaminated clothing by running the machine through a complete cycle with the full volume of water and detergent.

• Line dry clothes if possible to avoid contaminating automatic driers and to allow sunlight and time to degrade any residues.

• Vacuum your car or truck on a regular basis to reduce dust and pesticide levels.


• Bring agricultural chemical products home.

• Repackage/decant pesticides into another container.

• Recycle pesticide containers.