Office Of Pesticide Programs - Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention
The BPPD is responsible for the regulation of all biopesticides in the United States. This website includes a definition of biopesticides, regulatory activity, active ingredients, Federal Register notices, press releases, publications and a related Internet resources section. The regulatory activities section breaks down biopesticides regulations by all types including active ingredient approvals, tolerance applications, and experimental use applications. Fact sheets are also available from the home page.
Pesticide National Synthesis Project
The Pesticide National Synthesis Project is part of the U. S. Geological
Survey's National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA). The project's
objective is the long-term assessment of the status of and trends in the
quality of the Nation's water resources. The website includes a project
overview; national summaries and data concerning pesticides in water; special
as contaminants in fish hormones; national maps of pesticide use; and online publications from the NAWQA Pesticide Studies program. The website includes a search feature, pesticide-related links and a National Map of the NAWQA Study Units.
Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs, Pesticide Site Locator
The Virginia Tech Pesticide Program offers this extensive database of
pesticide-related Internet resources. Select a source or topic area,
like Government Information Sources, Organizations and Educational Institutions,
Pesticide News and Newsletters, and Pest Control Product Manufacturers
and Other Commercial Sites, to choose from hundreds of possible resources.
is fully searchable by keyword or subject. Visit, too, the Virginia Tech Pesticide Program web site, available at http://www.vtpp.ext.vt.edu/ . This site serves as a clearinghouse for technical information on pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Find information on pesticide education and training programs, pesticide safety teaching resources, and surveys of pesticide use in Virginia.
Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA)
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is a Canadian government
regulatory agency which "protects human health and environment by minimizing
risks associated with pest control products while enabling access to pest
management tools." The website is available in English and French
and includes contact information for pesticide programs, regulatory information,
activities information, sustainable pest management data, online publications, related links and a headlines section. This week's headline refers to the United States - Canada Agreement on Good Laboratory Practices For The Development Of Pesticide Data.
This site, offered by the Chemical and Pharmaceutical (C&P) Press,
provides access to the free and subscription-based reference services of
their online Crop Protection Reference manual. The free service provides
the most current versions of product labels and Material Safety Data Sheets
(MSDSs) available to C&P Press. Documents can be located by brand
and company name. In addition to
the product labels and MSDSs, a subscription allows access to a single source of product summaries (including all sites and pests on which the product is registered, EPA registration information, restricted use information, common name, etc.), worker protection information, DOT shipping information, and SARA Title III reporting information. A one-month free trial of this subscription
service is available.
Australian Chemical Trauma Alliance
The Australian Chemical Trauma Alliance (ACTA) was formed when it was
discovered that there was no organisation that was dedicated exclusively
to providing support for chemically affected people. Members have access
to the following services: counselling, advice, referrals to appropriate
medical and legal practitioners, and introductions to other members for
mutual support. In addition, there is a bi-monthly newsletter ("Up Date")
and an annual conference. It is a national organisation operated by volunteers
with State and regional representatives. Some States feature regular social
gatherings. ACTA collaborates with similar organisations in the USA, UK,
New Zealand and India, and is continually engaged in lobbying government
and other groups about the welfare of members.
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