Share of pesticide exposure incidents U.S. 2018, by type

This statistic shows the distribution of pesticide exposure incidents reported to the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) in 2018, by exposure type. In this time there were a total of 2,140 pesticide exposures reported to the NPIC. Of these incidents, 43 percent were due to inhalation while 21 percent were due to dermal contact.

Distribution of pesticide exposure incidents in the U.S. in 2018, by type

Share of pesticide exposures
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Release date

February 2019


United States

Survey time period

February 15, 2018 to February 14, 2019

Supplementary notes

Includes incidents that were reported to the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).
A pesticide incident may involve a spill, misapplication, exposure, or any combination of these events.
When a specific exposure route could not be identified, specialists documented an “unknown/many” exposure route

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