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Table 2 Pest control chemical use at home

From: Pesticide-related illness reported to and diagnosed in Primary Care: implications for surveillance of environmental causes of ill-health

Pest-control chemical Number of Patients Percentage of Pesticide Users Reported more use than usual
    Number %
Weed killer 131 23.9 74 56.5
Kill root/nettles etc 60 11.0 32 53.3
Kill aphids/greenfly etc 89 16.3 47 52.8
Kill wasp/fly 78 14.3 43 55.1
Kill ant/cockroach etc 80 14.6 57 71.3
Fungicidal paint 7 1.3 5 71.4
Mould/mildew treatment 48 8.8 30 62.5
Tick/flea control 98 17.9 44 44.9
Head lice treatment 17 3.1 11 64.7
Insect repellent 35 6.4 20 57.1
Other animal repellent 12 2.2 9 75.0
Rat/mouse poison 30 5.5 16 53.3
Slug/snail pellets 149 27.2 81 54.4
Creosol/cuprinol 57 10.4 42 73.7
Dry rot treatment 2 0.4 2 100.0
Kill algae/lichen/moss 15 2.7 7 46.7
Intestinal worm treatment 55 10.1 22 40.0
Other 22 4.0 15 68.2