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Pesticide causes odor in downtown Tampa

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Downtown Tampa. Stock photo. Downtown Tampa. Stock photo.

Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue and the Hillsborough County Health Department assured that an unusual odor that appeared in the air near downtown Tampa Thursday morning was not a health risk.

Officials said a pesticide sprayed in Eastern Hillsborough County caused the odor.

The pesticide called Paladin contains Dimethyl Disulfide; it has no known health hazards, according to TFR and the Health Department.

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