Health and Safety


Laundering Pesticide-Contaminated Clothing

  • Treat all clothing worn while handling or applying pesticide as contaminated!
  • Handle ALL contaminated clothing with gloves.
  • Wash clothing daily and separately from the family wash.
  • Pre-rinse, presoak, or pretreat with a stain remover.
  • Use HOT water.
  • Use the highest water level.
  • Use the longest wash cycle.
  • Use heavy-duty liquid detergent.
  • Line dry.
  • Wash clothing 2 - 3 times if heavily soiled or if pesticides are highly toxic, or consider discarding.
  • After washing, run the machine through a complete cycle with detergent.