Pesticide Chemical Fact Sheets

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Pesticide Chemical Fact Sheets:

  1. 2,4-D - INDUSTRY TASK FORCE II ON 2,4-D RESEARCH DATA - 2,4-D, a member of the phenoxy family of herbicides, was the first selective herbicide developed. After 50 years of use, 2,4-D is still the third most widely used herbicide in the United States and Canada, and the most widely used worldwide.
  2. Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) Toxic Substances PortalPesticides in the Nation's Streams and Ground Water, 1992–2001—A Summary - PDF Summary of the US Geologicial Survey (USGS) report, "The Quality of Our Nation's Waters: Pesticides in the Nation's Streams and Ground Water, 1992-2001."
  3. EPA Fact Sheet on New Active Ingredients
  4. Biopesticides Active Ingredient Fact Sheets - EPA.
  5. EPA Pesticide Fact Sheets - From EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP). Fact sheets contain information on specific chemicals and items involving pesticides. You can perform a search for a fact sheet on a specific topic OR you can browse through all the fact sheets.
  6. NPIC Pesticide Fact Sheets - National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) fact sheets are designed to answer questions that are commonly asked by the general public about pesticides and pesticide related subjects. These documents are intended to be educational in nature and helpful to consumers making decisions about pesticide use.
  7. NCAP Pesticide Fact Sheets - Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP). Have some pesticide fact sheets in PDF format. Other fact sheets are available to purchase. Have a book for sale that includes all of their pesticide fact sheets. Their fact sheets are actually multipage articles (e.g. the one on permethrin is 7 pages) in the Journal of Pesticide Reform. This very green site has other information on, especially, alternatives to pesticides.
  8. Pesticide Information Profiles - EXTOXNET Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs). These are documents - there are several hundred of them from Abamectin to Ziram - which provide specific pesticide information relating to health and environmental effects. PIPs are not based on an exhaustive literature search. The information does not in any way replace or supersede the information on the pesticide product labeling or other regulatory requirements. (EXTOXNET is the Extension Toxicology Network and is a cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho. Primary files are maintained and archived at Oregon State University.)
  9. Right-to-Know Fact Sheets - New Jersey Dept. of Health and Senior Services, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Right-to-Know Program. Right-to-Know Fact Sheets. Fact sheets for hundreds of chemicals, including many pesticides. These Right-to-Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets are available in PDF format. Additional Fact Sheets will be converted to PDF format and posted to this web page. The file size for each document is approximately 38 KB. The Fact Sheets are not intended to be copied and sold for commercial purposes. A description of the different sections of a Right-to-Know Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet is available.
  10. Spectrum Laboratories Chemical Fact Sheets - Hundreds of chemicals are listed, including pesticides. These fact sheets are provided in an Alphabetical listing, or listed by CAS (Chemical Abstract Number) Number.

Pesticide Chemical Databases:

  1. EPA EMCI Chemical References Index - Searches the EMCI Chemical References Web Pages (searches only Chemical References HTML pages) at EPA (Chemicals that are monitored by EPA's Major Program Systems: Air (AFS), Water (PCS), Hazardous Waste (RCRIS), Superfund (CERCLIS) and Toxics Release Inventory (TRIS)). "Environmental chemicals" includes some pesticides. Knowing the chemical name is REALLY helpful. 
  2. EPA-Pesticide Registration Status-REDs - EPA Office of Pesticide Programs Pesticide Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs). This page has R.E.D. FACTS and the RED for dozens of individual pesticide active ingredients. RED documents contain the results of EPA's regulatory reviews of pesticides initially registered before November 1, 1984. Under the federal pesticide law FIFRA, EPA must review the human health and environmental effects of these older pesticide active ingredients and determine whether they are eligible for reregistration. To be "eligible", a pesticide must be found not to cause unreasonable risks to people or the environment when used in accordance with its approved labeling. All registered pesticides also must meet the safety standard of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), which became effective on August 3, 1996. The R.E.D FACTS are available as separates, but are also included as the first item in the full RED. The REDs are long; e.g. the RED for Bacillus thuringiensis is 177 pages. R.E.D. FACTS are shorter; The R.E.D. FACT for Bt is 6 pages long. All files in this section are in PDF format.
  3. Methyl Bromide - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Methyl Bromide Patent Information. Health effects information on MeBr.
  4. USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection Division, Pesticide Management & Coordination