Frequent Questions

Where can I locate information about pesticides?

The primary location for pesticides information is EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) web pages. OPP’s mission is to protect public health and the environment from the risks posed by pesticides, as well as to promote safer means of pest control.

This website provides information about pesticide use, exposure, risk assessment, the potential effects of pesticides on workers, children, and the environment, pesticide registration and regulation, and more:

If you have additional questions, you can contact experts in the Office of Pesticide Programs.

You may also wish to contact the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), an EPA-sponsored hotline which provides a variety of impartial information on all pesticides. NPIC provides chemical, health and environmental information on the 600+ active ingredients incorporated into over 50,000 different pesticide products, toxicological information, product label information, cleanup and disposal procedures, and general information on the regulations of pesticides in the United States. The NPIC also receives complaints about pesticides and pesticide applications. 

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) Exit

Phone: 1-800-858-7378 

Mailing address:

            National Pesticide Information Center
            Oregon State University
            310 Weniger Hall
            Corvallis, OR 97331-6502


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