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Pesticide Fact Sheets - Safety, Dangers, Composition, Chemical, Basics and More

  1. 2,4-D - INDUSTRY TASK FORCE II ON 2,4-D RESEARCH DATA - 2,4-D, a member of the phenoxy family of herbicides, was the first selective herbicide developed. After 50 years of use, 2,4-D is still the third most widely used herbicide in the United States and Canada, and the most widely used worldwide.
  2. ATSDR/EPA Top 20 Hazardous Substances - ATSDR/EPA Annual Priority List. Includes five or six pesticides including DDT, Dieldrin, Chlordane. This annual evaluation activity fulfills the conditions of CERCLA section 104 (i), as amended, which requires ATSDR and EPA to revise the priority list of hazardous substances (N=275) periodically to include additional hazardous substances. Each chemical is identified with a Rank Number and includes an ATSDR Public Health Statement. The Public Health Statements were prepared by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology. They provide general information on the properties of the chemical and answer many health concerns that are voiced by community groups.
  3. ATSDR Toxicologic Profiles and Public Health Statements (Full listings)  - This full priority list of hazardous substances for 2003 can be accessed through the ATSDR HazDat database at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
  4. ATSDR ToxFAQs - TSDR ToxFAQs is a series of summaries about hazardous substances being developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology. Several dozen chemicals, many of which are pesticides. Information for this series is excerpted from the ATSDR Toxicological Profiles and Public Health Statements. Each fact sheet serves as a quick and easy to understand guide. Answers are provided to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
  5. ATSDR's Toxicological Profile Information Sheets - PDF format. (To obtain a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing PDF files, please visit Adobe.)
  6. Acephate (Orthene) - Product information, health effects, environmental impact. (1993)
  7. Anthrax - Fact sheets on chemicals used in federal anthrax decontamination efforts.
  8. Antimicrobial Pesticide Products - Antimicrobials are used to destroy organisms such as bacteria or fungi on inanimate objects. Antimicrobials can be found in products such as disinfectants and antiseptics. This page provides a description of the usage and types of Antimicrobial products. It also discusses EPA's regulation of antimicrobials.

This page was updated on 22-Feb-2008