The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) is a toll-free telephone service that provides a variety of impartial information about pesticides to anyone in the contiguous United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
NPIC provides objective, science-based information on pesticides to the general public, medical, and veterinary professional communities in areas including:
- Pesticide product information
- Information on recognition and management of pesticide poisonings
- Environmental chemistry
- Referrals for laboratory analyses, investigation of pesticide incidents, and emergency treatment
- Safety practices
- Health and environmental effects
- Clean-up and disposal
The National Pesticide Information Center is open to questions from the public and professionals. It is staffed by highly qualified and trained pesticide specialists who have the toxicology and environmental chemistry training needed to provide knowledgeable answers to questions about pesticides. NPIC pesticide specialists provide information in a user-friendly manner and are adept at communicating scientific information to the lay public. Pesticide specialists can:
- help callers interpret and understand toxicology and environmental chemistry information about pesticides.
- access pesticide label information
- direct callers for pesticide incident investigation, emergency human and animal treatment, safety practices, clean-up and disposal, and laboratory analyses
- supply general information on regulation of pesticides in the United States
NPIC is a cooperative effort between Oregon State University (OSU) and EPA. It is located at OSU in Corvallis, Oregon.