EPA's mission related to pesticides is to protect public
health and the environment from risks posed by pesticides and to promote
safer means of pest control.
The information in this area provides an overview of EPA's
pesticide human health risk assessment processes. It also describes EPA's
efforts to reduce risks for workers and the public, as well as to protect
the public from such pests as mosquitos.
Human Health Issues
How EPA reviews safety of pesticides
Health Risk Assessments, How
EPA Assesses Risk, Cumulative
Risk Assessment, Residue
Limits on Food, Pesticides
on Food, more...
Ways to reduce risks to children from pesticides
Children from Pesticides, Ten
Tips to Protect Children from Poisonings, Poison
Protect your pets from potential risks from
pests and pesticides
Care of Your Pet During Flea and Tick Season, Counterfeit
Pesticide Products for Dogs and Cats, Read
the Label First: Protect Your Pet, more...
Information for people who use or are exposed
to pesticides on the job
Protection Standard, Restricted
Use Pesticides, Certification
& Training, other
Using Pesticides Safely
Suggestions for the public on pesticide safety
a Pesticide Label, Citizen's
Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety, Protect
Your Home, Protect
Your Kids, more...
Public Health Issues
Information on control of designated public
Public Health Pests, Spray
in Drinking Water, Anthrax,
Illegal Pesticide Products
Information on several unregistered pesticide
products being illegally marketed in various areas of the country
Chalk , Willie Colon
on Illegal Pesticides,
Reducing Pesticide Risk
Registering lower risk pesticides and more
Review of Older
Pest Management, more...
Responding to poisoning and spill incidents
Human Exposure/First Aid,
Additional resources for health and safety