When using this website, keep in the mind the correct definition of a pesticide: any substance that kills, repels, or otherwise controls any pest. Herbicides (weedkillers), fungicides, rodenticides, insecticides, etc. are all pesticides.
The following resources are provided as aids for health care providers seeking more in-depth background on the toxicological potential of pesticides.
- Pesticide Risk Assessment Databases -- An EPA page pointing to database resources about environmental effects, environmental fate, health effects, and regulatory information.
- TOXLINE -- NIH's extensive array of references to literature on biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.
- DART (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology) -- A bibliographic database on the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET). Current and older literature on developmental and reproductive toxicology.
- PubMed -- National Library of Medicine's search service that provides access to over 10 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals