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Pesticide Statistics

You will find statistics on various topics including human poisonings, pesticide usage, pesticides in ground and drinking water, and pesticide law enforcement statistics.

Keep these points in mind when searching for statistics:

  • Statistics can be easily misunderstood. Review each resource carefully to understand when, why and how the data were collected. It may also be helpful to determine which data may have been omitted, and any other strengths or weaknesses in the data set.
  • Some states keep track of their pesticide sale and usage each year. Check your state pesticide regulatory agency's website to find out whether your state tracks this information.
  • Just because pesticides are found in the groundwater in your area, it doesn't mean they are in your tap water. Check with your local water provider for a drinking water quality report or get your well water tested.
  • The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) publishes annual reports to summarize pesticide incidents and inquiries as they were reported.

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 January 20, 2022

Statistics for Pesticide Poisoning

Statistics for Pesticide Usage in the United States

Statistics for Pesticides in Ground and Drinking Water

Statistics for Pesticide Law Enforcement

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