National Pesticide Information Center



Pesticide Fact Sheets

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NPIC fact sheets are designed to answer questions that are commonly asked by the general public about pesticides and pesticide related topics. These documents are intended to promote informed decision-making about pesticide use. To view the fact sheets you will need Adobe Reader.

What Type of Fact Sheets Does NPIC Produce?

Active Ingredient Fact Sheets

Active Ingredient Fact Sheets summarize the current knowledge for each pesticide ingredient, and are not intended to be an exhaustive review of available scientific information. These fact sheets include information on the chemicals' physical characteristics, mode of action, regulation, health effects, and environmental fate.

Our goal is to present relevant scientific information from credible sources. Most active ingredient fact sheets are available in both General and Technical formats for the public and professionals, respectively.

General Active Ingredient Fact Sheets are written in an easy-to-understand question-and-answer format. They are intended for use by the general public or those with limited scientific backgrounds. They contain similar information to the Technical Fact Sheets, but they are written in more general terms.

Technical Active Ingredient Fact Sheets are designed to provide detailed information on specific pesticide chemicals. They are intended for use by individuals with a scientific background or familiarity with the regulation of pesticides such as physicians, veterinarians, regulators or research scientists. Technical fact sheets contain information on the pesticide's physical characteristics, mode of action, toxicological information, environmental fate, ecotoxicology and detailed references.

Topic Fact Sheets

Topic fact sheets provide general information on pesticide-related topics. Topics are selected based on common questions and interests of those contacting NPIC.

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Fact Sheets

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Fact Sheets

Last updated May 12, 2011