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Pesticide causes odor in downtown Tampa

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

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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