EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been taken off a ventilator and moved to a recovery room.
Family spokesman Taj Mohammed says the boy, Zain Hasan, is expected to be discharged from an Edmonton hospital later this month.
Funerals for Zain’s two-year-old brother, Zia, and eight-month-old sister, Zara, were held last week.
Mohammed is the principal of Fort McMurray Islamic School, where Zain attends kindergarten.
The family had recently brought a type of aluminum phosphide back from a trip to Pakistan to kill bedbugs.
Health Canada issued a warning Friday about what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered pesticides to fight the pests.