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Pesticides  A general term that describes the chemical substances used to destroy or control insect or plant pests. Many pesticides are manufactured and do not occur naturally in the environment. Others are natural toxins that are extracted from plants and animals. -  From Chesapeake Bay Glossary
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Pesticides and Consumers
Consumer information about pesticides, safe pesticide uses, controlling pests, child safety, and protecting family and the environment.
Pesticide Reevaluation
Learn about the process for periodically evaluating registered pesticides to ensure they meet current science standards for risk assessment, as required by the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
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Pesticide Registration Manual
Describes the pesticide registration process for companys and individuals wanting to register their pesticide product.
About Pesticide Registration
EPA is responsible for evaluating and approving pesticides for use in the United States. Find out how what is involved in the regulatory process
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Pesticides Science
This is the pesticides page in the science and technology channel.
Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings
Information about the Pesticide Poisoning Handbook.
Requirements for Pesticide Disposal
Farmers, golf course managers, pest control companies, and others need to comply with requirements for pesticide storage. Find out about federal and state requirements for pesticide storage.
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Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety
Teaches consumers how to control pests, choose, use, store, and dispose pesticides safely, reduce exposure when others use pesticides, prevent pesticide poisoning, handle an emergency, and how to choose a pest control company.
Storing Pesticides Safely
Safely storing pesticides is important to protect people, pets, and the environment. Learn about where to store pesticides and how to store them safely.
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Basic Information about Pesticide Ingredients
Pesticide products contain both active and inert ingredients. An “active ingredient” prevents, destroys, repels, or mitigates a pest. All other ingredients are called inert ingredients by federal law. They aid product performance and usability.
Pesticide Product Information System (PPIS)
PPIS includes registrant name and address, chemical ingredients, toxicity category, product names, distributor brand names, site/pest uses, pesticidal type, formulation code, and registration status for all products registered in the U.S.
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Tribal Pesticide Programs
We support tribal pesticide programs through cooperative agreements with individual tribal pesticide regulatory agencies. We work cooperatively with tribal governments on enforcing pesticide laws.
Design for the Environment for Pesticides
Overview of the DfE Antimicrobial Pesticide Pilot Project that navigates to the OPP webpage
Reregistration and Other Review Programs Predating Pesticide Registration Review
Before launching the registration review program, EPA reevaluated existing registered pesticides through programs including Pesticide Reregistration and Tolerance Reassessment, Product Reregistration, and Special Review.
Why We Review Pesticides
As required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA periodically reviews existing registered pesticides to ensure they can be used safely, without unreasonable risks to human health and the environment.
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Importing and Exporting Pesticides and Devices
Explanation of requirements under FIFRA for importing and exporting pesticides.
Pesticide Volatilization
We consider the risks posed when pesticides volatilize during or after application. The movement of vapors through the air is not the same as pesticide movement by spray drift, erosion, or windblown soil particles.
Design for the Environment Pesticide Pilot: Moving Toward the Green End of the Pesticide Spectrum
This program allows qualifying antimicrobial and biopesticide products to carry a logo on their pesticide labels that indicates the product meets certain criteria.
Contacting EPA about Regulating Pesticides Issues
Find contacts for PRIA, conventional pesticides, product registration, Registration review, FIFRA 6(a)(2), containers, storage and disposal, data submittters list, child resistant packaging
Assessing Human Health Risk from Pesticides
EPA protects human health and the environment by evaluating the risk associated with pesticides before allowing them to be used in the United States. Learn about the tools and processes used in risk assessment for pesticides.
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