What is a Pesticide Incident?
Health Canada states that a pesticide incident is a negative effect (adverse reaction) to humans, animals (pets or livestock) or the environment (plants or wildlife) that can result from being exposed to a pesticide.
You do not have to be certain that a pesticide caused the effect in order to report it. Pesticide incidents include
Effects to humans, such as skin rash, headache or nausea
Effects to a domestic animal like a pet or farm animal, such as vomiting, bleeding or itchy skin
Effects to the environment, such as dead fish or birds or yellowed leaves
Problems with pesticide containers, such as a leaking container, misfiring spray can or blocked nozzle
Four Types of Reporting