Additional Resources

There is a wealth of additional information regarding Pesticide Policy Information and Assessment available via the internet. Peruse the links below to find quality resources.

General Background

  • National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
    NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use.

  • Pesticides and Food (EPA)
    Answers questions for the public, such as Does my food contain pesticide residues? Could those pesticides harm me or my family? What does the government do to ensure that pesticides used on food are safe?

  • Learn about Chemicals around Your House
    An EPA learning site for kids

  • Environmental Protection Agency--Pesticides
    Pesticide information from the US EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs

  • National Organic Program (NOP).
    Some pesticides are allowed to be used on crops designated as organic. The NOP is a marketing program housed within the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. The website covers topics such as Accreditation and Certification, Compliance and Enforcement, and consumer information.

Specific Chemical Properties

Maryland-Specific Information

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