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Pesticide Profiles on Toxipedia

Additional pesticide resources on Toxipedia:

Pesticides main section: overview of different types, mechanisms of action, health effects, history of use, regulation, and more, and a literature review of published journal articles.

Pesticide Use in Developing Nations: information on the export of toxic pesticides to developing nations, increasing stockpiles of obsolete pesticides, and suicides from pesticide ingestion.

Safer alternatives for pest control: see our sister site IPMopedia for tips on controlling pests without using pesticides.
(Photo: pesticide application in California. Source: US Department of Agriculture.)

Profiles marked with an asterisk were created or updated in 2010 or 2011.