The Illinois Department of Agriculture is in charge of investigating complaints of pesticide misuse. It started tracking human exposure cases in internal data in 2019. Since then, there have been 33 complaints of human pesticide exposure.

By clicking on the green plus sign, you can find more information on each case and a link to each investigation the department performed.

Read the story that accompanies this data here. Read the most important takeaways here.

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Penalties are based on a point system, as the graphics below explain.

Top image: Paul Reynolds sprays fungicide in Champaign County, Illinois, on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. photo by Heather Coit, The News-Gazette

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