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West Nile Virus, Mosquitoes and Pesticides

Pesticide Topics

If you have questions regarding the health effects of the West Nile virus or the status of programs addressing the virus in your area, please contact your local county or state health agency. Questions regarding state pesticide laws and regulations should be directed to your state department of agriculture. Questions regarding federal pesticide laws and regulations, including the registration of pesticides, should be directed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

There are numerous sources of information where the public can learn more about the West Nile virus and pesticides. Several valuable sources of this information include:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Office of Pesticide Programs
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/mosquitoes/about_mosquitos.htm
EPA's Office of Pesticide program maintains a website dedicated to issues related to mosquito control and the West Nile virus. This website contains links to additional information. These links include:

Additional information on both pesticides and the West Nile virus can be obtained from the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC). NPIC is a cooperative effort between Oregon State University and the EPA. It provides useful information on pesticide products, recognition and management of pesticide poisonings, toxicology and environmental chemistry.

General NPIC Website: http://npic.orst.edu/ Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

NPIC also operates a toll-free number to assist callers with questions relating to pesticides. Persons wishing to contact NPIC by phone should call 1-800-858-7378.

Region 7 State Departments of Health

Iowa Department of Health
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/ Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Phone Number: 515-281-5787

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
http://www.kdheks.gov/index.html Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Phone Number: 785-296-1500

Missouri Department of Health
http://health.mo.gov/index.php Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Phone Number: 573-751-6400

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/index.htm Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Phone Number: 402-471-2306

Region 7 State Departments of Agriculture

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
http://www.agriculture.state.ia.us/ Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Phone Number: 515-281-8591

Kansas Department of Agriculture
http://www.ksda.gov/ Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Phone Number: 785-296-3786

Missouri Department of Agriculture
http://mda.mo.gov/ Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Phone Number: 573-751-2462

Nebraska Department of Agriculture
Phone Number: 401-471-2394

EPA Region 7

Technical Pesticide Assistance for Iowa Craig Thomson 515-284-4612
Technical Pesticide Assistance for Kansas Todd Phillips 913-551-7438
Technical Pesticide Assistance for Missouri Walter Roachell 573-636-5223
Technical Pesticide Assistance for Nebraska Dick Wiechman 402-437-5080
Region 7 Pesticides Branch 913-551-7030
Region 7 Office of Public Affairs 913-551-7003
Toll-Free EPA Region 7 Hotline 1-800-223-0425

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