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Study shows scores got sick, 1 died trying to kill bedbugs

Published 09/22/2011, AP Medical Writer

Worried about bedbugs? Maybe you should be more concerned about the insecticides used to get rid of them. A government study counted one death and 80 illnesses linked to bedbug insecticides over three years. Many were do-it-yourselfers who misused the chemicals or used the wrong product. And most of the cases were in New York City.

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