Dipel is a trade name for Bt, a bacteria of various subspecies used to kill
larval forms of insects. No known effect on mammals.
Here's a link to NIOSH for general info:
or ask a local extension office- they have tons of publications on pesticides.
Liz Pike wrote:
> I came upon a farm today where the workers were using a simple mixture of
> Dipel and cornmeal to treat budworms on the tobacco. But then I realized
> the workers were using their bare hands. I know Dipel is mild, but I don't
> feel it should be non -chalently administered with ungloved hands. Am I
> correct?? Does anyone know where I can find regulations concerning workers'
> handling of pesticides??
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