National Pesticide Information Center



Active Ingredient Fact Sheets

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Active Ingredient Fact Sheets summarize the current knowledge for each pesticide ingredient, and are not intended to be an exhaustive review of available scientific information. These fact sheets include information on the chemicals' physical characteristics, mode of action, regulation, health effects, and environmental fate.

Our goal is to present relevant scientific information from credible sources. Most active ingredient fact sheets are available in both General and Technical formats for the public and professionals, respectively.

General Fact Sheets are written in an easy-to-understand question-and-answer format. They are intended for use by the general public or those with limited scientific backgrounds. They contain similar information to the Technical Fact Sheets, but they are written in more general terms.

As of 2011, NPIC discontinued creating or updating technical pesticide fact sheets. The collection of technical fact sheets will continue to be archived here as a resource, but may contain out-of-date material. To visit our general fact sheets, click here. For current technical fact sheets, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s webpage.

To view some of the fact sheets you will need a PDF viewer like Adobe Reader.

Last updated November 9, 2015