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Useful links to more information about pesticides

Pesticide Action Network- Pesticide Database Your one-stop site for pesticide toxicity and regulatory information, the PAN Pesticide Database brings together an unprecedented array of information from many different sources and allows you to find out about which pesticides are used in California by crop, chemical, and geographic area.

CALIFORNIA
Californians for Alternatives to Toxics Dedicated to preventing harm caused by the unwise use of toxic chemicals in the environment, particularly pesticides. To achieve this goal, CATs serves as a clearinghouse for information and strategic action. They focus on problems that occur in Northern California and actions that benefit people around the world.

Central Coast Environmental Health Project Raises awareness about health risks posed by pesticide exposure while decreasing our reliance on pesticides through education and advocacy.

Marin Beyond Pesticides Coalition Formed in 1997, Marin Beyond Pesticides Coalition is the coming together of 44 Marin organizations and businesses working to change the way people view and use pesticides. Their goal today is to reduce the use of pesticides in schools and in private homes.

NATIONAL
Beyond Pesticides Provides the public with useful information on pesticides and alternatives to their use. The organization's primary goal is to effect change through local action, assisting individuals and community-based organizations to stimulate discussion on the hazards of toxic pesticides, while providing information of safe alternatives.

Bio-Integral Resource Center Specialize in finding non-toxic and least-toxic, integrated pest management (IPM) solutions to urban and agricultural pest problems.

Fishwood Environmental Home Page Provides information to prevent cancer and many other serious diseases and/or have to spend large amounts on drugs and expensive hospital treatment. Includes information on: Cancer Prevention; Pesticides; Environmental Illness/Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

Pesticide Action Network of North America One of five regional PAN centers, PANNA links local and insternational consumers, labor, health, environmental, and agricultural groups into an international ctizen's action network that works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.

STATE
Toxic Free North Carolina A private, non-profit organization dedicated to clean water, safe food, and a sustainable future for North Carolina.

Arizona Toxics Information
Addresses the full spectrum of toxics issues, including hazmat transport, facilities siting and reporting, hazwaste management, surface and groundwater contamination, hardrock mining, emergency planning, pesticides, and air pollution. ATI's goal is to achieve the highest standards of public, occupational and environmental protection in toxics management.

Maryland Pesticide Network Founded in 1994, Maryland Pesticide Network is a grassroots coalition of twenty-eight organizations in the State. They focus on the impact of pesticides on human health, the environment, and are particularly concerned about the impact of pesticides on children.

New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Through education and outreach, NYCAP is committed to the elimination of pesticide hazards and seeks to improve public and environmental health by promoting safer alternatives to pesticides, and campaigning for environmentally-sound public policy.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides Works to protect people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems.

Washington Toxics Coalition Protects public health and the environment by eliminating toxic pollution. WTC promotes alternatives, advocates policies, empowers communities, and educates people to create a healthy environment.

Wisconsin Strategic Pesticide Information Project A non-profit effort to enact a pesticide database system (PDS) in Wisconsin for the collection and dissemination of accurate and publicly accessible pesticide use information.

INTERNATIONAL
Pesticide Free Ontario A coalition of citizen groups connecting on a provincial level to work towards urban pesticide reduction and elimination.

Pesticide Action Network A network of over 600 participating nongovernmental organizations, institutions and individuals in over 90 countries working to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound alternatives. Its projects and campaigns are coordinated by five autonomous Regional Centers.

Sierra Club of Canada Sierra Club of Canada works to deliver a healthier environment for a healthy population by encouraging safe food and sustainable agriculture, bans on toxic pesticide use for frivolous purposes, the clean up of toxic sites and the reduction at source of dangerous substances.

OTHER
Read the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides developed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Review the resources from the Institute for Children's Environmental Health (ICEH).  They provide Practice Prevention Columns (some available in Spanish), Precautionary Principle documents and articles on pesticides and other toxics.