National Pesticide Information Center


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National Pesticide Information Center

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NPIC.

A clearinghouse of information jointly run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Oregon State University that identifies the components of and the potential hazards related to the use of hundreds of agricultural pesticides in manifold commercially marketed products.
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In some instances, sickness has followed treatment by a pesticide company, according to the National Pesticide Information Center.
More detailed information about pesticides and other mosquito control measures can be obtained from the US National Pesticide Information Center at www.ace.orst.edu/info/npic/wnv/.
According to the National Pesticide Information Center, more than 75 percent of absorbed 2,4-D leaves the body in the first four days after exposure.
[1] Div of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC; [2] Washington State Dept of Health; [3] Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Health Canada; [4] National Pesticide Information Center; [5] Texas Dept of State Health Svcs; [6] North Carolina Div of Public Health; [7] New York State Dept of Health; [8] Michigan Dept of Community Health (Corresponding author: Rebecca J.
* Contact the National Pesticide Information Center (1-800-858-7378 or www.npic.orst.
Two good places to learn about the specific health effects of different pesticides and nontoxic alternatives are the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (www.pesticide.org) and National Pesticide Information Center (www.npic.orst.edu).
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