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About us

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.

NPIC Objectives:

  1. Serve as a source of factual, unbiased information for diverse audiences including the agricultural and pest control community, healthcare providers, educators, consumers, and the general public;
  2. Provide information on a wide variety of pesticide-related subjects including, but not limited to, pesticide products, toxicology, environmental chemistry, safety practices, pesticide regulation, enforcement, risk assessment, risk management, environmental effects, clean-up and disposal, understanding the label, recognition and management of pesticide poisonings, and integrated pest management (IPM);
  3. Address current and emerging pesticide-related issues and provide federal, state, and local resources on the topics above in Objective 2;
  4. Provide reputable, science-based information in a manner understandable to a lay audience to help people make informed decisions;
  5. Collect and disseminate quality pesticide incident data via a rigorous and well-defined data collection system;
  6. Provide exceptional customer service by integrating professionalism, teamwork, integrity, accountability, and a strong commitment to the public, as well as to the professional and medical communities.

NPIC Publications:

NPIC produces many types of publications including research papers, frequently asked questions, annual reports, outreach materials, podcasts and other resources available to the public. Click here to see a complete list of publications.

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Foreign Language Capability:

NPIC can assist people in over 240 different languages through the use of an over-the-phone language service with staff trained in medical and scientific terminology. This same service is used by numerous poison control centers across the United States.

If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email us at npic@ace.orst.edu.

Last updated December 20, 2023