Every time something happens people are quick to jump to conclusions that something is bad. I found this letter “Modern pesticides are safe to use (letter). “One of the things we are taught is never to mention that pesticides are safe. Now with said, I do agree it is in fact a pesticide and we all know that “Cide” means a thing that kills = insecticide.
Salt is actually dangerous LD-50 3000 mg/kg (milligrams of substance per kilogram of body mass), take a look at Botox (1 ng/k).
So this by no means should make anybody complacent to the use of pesticides, we use them daily and we take precautions. We use personal protective equipment as required by the label, so please read the label.