NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Serve as a source of factual, unbiased information for diverse audiences including the agricultural and pest control community, healthcare providers, educators, consumers, and the general public;
Provide information on a wide variety of pesticide-related subjects including, but not limited to, pesticide products, toxicology, environmental chemistry, safety practices, pesticide regulation, enforcement, risk assessment, risk management, environmental effects, clean-up and disposal, understanding the label, recognition and management of pesticide poisonings, and integrated pest management (IPM);
Address current and emerging pesticide-related issues and provide federal, state, and local resources on the topics above in Objective 2;
Provide reputable, science-based information in a manner understandable to a lay audience to help people make informed decisions;
Collect and disseminate quality pesticide incident data via a rigorous and well-defined data collection system;
Provide exceptional customer service by integrating professionalism, teamwork, integrity, accountability, and a strong commitment to the public, as well as to the professional and medical communities.
NPIC can assist people in over 240 different languages through the use of an over-the-phone language service with staff trained in medical and scientific terminology. This same service is used by numerous poison control centers across the United States.
If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email us at email@example.com.
objective, science-based information about pesticides and
pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed
decisions. NPIC is a cooperative agreement
between Oregon State
University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (cooperative agreement
#X8-83947901). The information in this publication does not in any way
replace or supersede the restrictions, precautions, directions, or
other information on the pesticide label or any other regulatory
requirements, nor does it necessarily reflect the position of the