Pesticides and Wyoming Homeowners

Wyoming Agriculture

  • National Pesticide Telecomunications Network (NPTN)
    1-800-858-7378
    www.npic.orst.edu

    NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • EPA Public Information Center (PIC)
    1-202-260-2080
    www.epa.gov

    The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

    EPA's purpose is to ensure that:

    • all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work;
    • national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information;
    • federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively;
    • environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
    • all parts of society -- communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments -- have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
    • environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and
    • the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.
  • Household Products Database: Health and Safety Information for Household Products
    http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/

    What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room?

    Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.

  • National Center for Environmental Publications and Information (NCEPI)
    513-489-8190
    www.epa.gov/nscep

    Site for free EPA print and digital documents

  • National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS)
    http://state.ceris.purdue.edu/

    Development of NPIRS began in 1981 under a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). NPIRS became fully operational in October 1983. The system was developed to allow quick retrieval of current information about EPA-registered pesticides for individuals and organizations working on pesticide-related activities.

  • ALSTAR
    http://ppis.ceris.purdue.edu/alstar.htm

    The registration of pesticide products involves a rigorous exchange of information between regulatory agencies and registrant companies. The Accepted Labels State Tracking and Repository (ALSTAR) application focuses on the exchange of information between state regulatory agencies and registrant companies.

  • MSDS
    http://www.msds.com/

    View MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for selected chemicals.

  • Monitoring for Pesticides in Wyoming’s Water

    In 1991, members if local, State, and Federal governments, as well as industry and interest groups formed the Ground-water and Pesticide Strategy Committee to prepare the State of Wyoming’s generic Management Plan for Pesticides in Ground Water. Part of this plan was to determine if pesticides are found in the Wyoming’s water. The Wyoming Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Geological Survey have sampled the State’s groundwater and surface water for pesticides since 1995. Details of the sampling efforts can be found in publications and on the web.

  • Wyoming Vulnerability Map

    This map shows a survey of Wyoming waters and vulnerabilities to water contamination.