Pesticides: How They Affect You And The Environment.
food Americans eat must be free from unsafe pesticide residues.
Infants and children especially must be protected from the health
threats posed by pesticide residues, because they are among the
most vulnerable groups in our society.
Carol M. Browner, EPA Administrator
With statements like this, it's easy to see that pesticides are a concern to everyone. So, what are pesticides, what do they do, where are they used, how are they used, and why are they on food? These are just a few of the questions that many people ask about pesticides. The following pages have been developed to help answer some of the most frequelntly asked questions that you may have about pesticides and how they affect us and the world we live in.
Questions About Pesticide Exposure
Questions About Pesticides in Food
Questions About Pesticide Environmental Fate
Questions About What is in Pesticides - Inert Ingredients
Questions About Gardening and Pesticides
Questions About Endocrine Disruptors
Pesticides in Drinking Water
This Page prepared by B.T. Johnson, EXTOXNET FAQ Team. , January 1998