Consumer reports convey information that the worst offenders are hanging pest strips that contain DDVP since they release this deadly vapor in the air constantly and increase the chances of contacting cancer by about one in a hundred.
Going by other EPA figures, using roach and ant sprays which contain DDVP weekly may increase the risk of contacting cancer by one in ten thousand. Dogs and cats wearing fleas on their collars have an increased cancer risk of one in a hundred. While people who live with such pest also bear an increased risk of one in 10000, said Consumer reports.
However, that view may change soon. A recent report from EPA classifies DDVP and permethrin in the same level. It is another insecticide that is widely accepted as non-toxic to humans.
Referring to that classification, it means DDVP is not guilty of causing cancer than other less hazardous insecticides and should be safely used at home. Until a lasting conclusion, extreme care is advised when using products containing DDVP. Clickhere for more.