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Pesticide Fact Sheets

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.

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Fact Sheets

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Fact Sheets

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.

General 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.

As of 2011, NPIC discontinued creating or updating technical pesticide fact sheets. The collection of technical fact sheets will continue to be archived here as a resource, but may contain out-of-date material. To visit our general fact sheets, click here. For current technical fact sheets, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s webpage.

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.

Last updated April 1, 2016

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