Jugs sold in southern Indiana may contain pesticide lethal to humans

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ROCKPORT, Ind. – An unlicensed individual may have sold non-labeled water or milk jugs containing weed killer with paraquat in Rockport, Indiana, according to the Office of Indiana State Chemist.

The office says paraquat is a federally restricted-use pesticide that can be life-threatening to humans if ingested. A toxic dose can reportedly be as little as 10-15 milliliters (less than ½ ounce).

If you’ve purchased or received one of these non-labeled pesticide products or know of someone who has, avoid use and all human contact immediately.

For safe handling and legal, no-cost disposal guidance, immediately contact the Office of Indiana State Chemist at 800-893-6637 or the Rockport Police Department at 812-649-6049.