New CDC Study Acute Illnesses and Injuries Related to Total Release Foggers

The CDC has just released a new study or reported human illnesses associated with Total Release Fogger misuse. The study is linked below.

“…TRF-related illness were evaluated for the period 2007–2015. A total of 3,222 TRF-related illnesses were identified in 10 participating states,… No statistically significant decline in the overall TRF-illness incidence rate was found. Failure to vacate treated premises during application was the most commonly reported cause of exposure. To reduce TRF-related illness, integrated pest management strategies need to be adopted, as well as better communication about the hazards and proper uses of TRFs. Redesigning TRFs to prevent sudden, unexpected activation might also be useful.”

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6704a4.htm?s_cid=mm6704a4_e

Related Fogger studies and fact sheets too as below (and attached):

https://www.epa.gov/safepestcontrol/safety-precautions-total-release-foggers

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5741a3.htm

https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef643