04/28/2009: Oregon pest-control company reaches $4550 settlement with the EPA for illegal pesticide use

Posted by Trish Riley, May 9, 2009

A woman hired exterminators to spray her home. They did the job while she was away, inappropriately blending chemicals known to be potent and applying in a way that violated regulations. When the woman returned to her home, she was poisoned by the residual airborne contaminants and died as a result. The EPA ruled that the family will receive $4550 from the pest control company in restitution for the woman’s life.

$4550!

It’s time to stop allowing businesses to put health and safety before profits.

04/28/2009: Oregon pest-control company reaches $4550 settlement with the EPA for illegal pesticide use.