West Nile Virus - What are the potential human health effects of permethrin exposure?
Because the product is applied at very low concentrations, it is not likely to harm human health. At levels far higher than those used to control mosquitoes, permethrin can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing. Very high doses may lead to loss of consciousness. Permethrin may make the skin and eyes redden, itch, or sting. However, the small amount used in spraying is not likely to be irritating. If you come in contact with the spray, wash your skin and clothing with soap and water.

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