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Online Pesticide Resources

General Pesticide Information

Health Effects

  • Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) - IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment.
  • Toxicological Profiles - The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) produces "toxicological profiles" for hazardous substances found at National Priorities List (NPL) sites. These hazardous substances are ranked based on frequency of occurrence at NPL sites, toxicity, and potential for human exposure. Toxicological profiles are developed from a priority list of 275 substances.
  • TOXNET - A group of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and environmental health.
  • Pesticide Registration Status and Fact Sheets are offered by the Environmental Protection Agency.  EPA offers information about the status of chemical and risk assessment information.

Pesticide Alternatives

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): The IPM Institute is a non-profit organization formed in 1998 to create recognition and rewards in the marketplace for goods and service providers who practice IPM. Consumer support for IPM is a powerful incentive for increasing IPM adoption in agriculture, grounds maintenance and public and private facilities.
  • IPMworld: Radcliffe's IPM World Textbook: The University of Minnesota's electronic textbook of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) features chapters contributed by internationally recognized experts (co-sponsored by the Consortium for International Crop Protection).
  • Healthy Schools Network, Inc. (HSN): State-based advocate for the protection of children's environmental health in schools. Order guides, factsheets, and information packets: Parent Guide to School Indoor Air Quality, Healthier Cleaning & Maintenance Practices and Products, etc. 
  • Solve Pest Problems: A partnership between OSU and Oregon stakeholders is helping urban and rural property managers in the Pacific Northwest diagnose and solve problems associated with pests & weeds through research-based, safe, and effective methods, alongside effective and least toxic chemical alternatives.    

State Agencies

  • Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) - Pesticides Division provides information about certification and licensing of pesticide applicators in Oregon, state pesticide registration, a database of agency enforcement actions, pesticide related laws and regulations, and advisories. This site offers forms in a format that can be downloaded.
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offers household hazardous waste information for Oregonians, and explains agency programs in toxics use reduction, air quality, water quality, spill response and other environmental topics.
  • Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) explains Oregon's regulation of state, private, and local government forestlands, including rules about pesticide applications and reforestation programs.
  • Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Services (OR_OSHA) provides information about state health and safety programs for workers and employers, including publications, education and training opportunities related to pesticides, and state regulations enforced by Oregon's OSHA program.
  • Oregon State Fire Marshal provides a searchable database of the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal Hazardous Substance Information System.
  • CROET - Center for Research on Environmental and Occupational Toxicology is located at Oregon Health & Science University and offers information on occupational health and safety in agriculture, links to medline searches of pesticide health effects, and chemical surveillance in Oregon.

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