Beyond Pesticides created a database tool intended to provide decision and policy makers, practitioners, and activists with easier access to current and historical information on pesticide hazards and safe pest management, drawing on and linking to numerous sources and organizations that include information related to pesticide science, policy and activism.
The toxicological and environmental information presented in the Gateway for each chemical is sourced from a wide variety of U.S. and international resources and databases including information from U.S. regulatory documents, the National Institutes of Health, National Toxicology Program, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), California's Proposition 65, University Extension Services, the European Union and others, including independent peer-reviewed scientific studies.
Currently, the Gateway provides toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides with the following:
Product Name: Provides a sampling of the trade or brand names of the products containing the chemical ingredient.
Chemical class: Chemical class as given by U.S. EPA or other source.
Uses: U.S. EPA registered uses in the U.S.
Alternatives: Least-toxic alternative method of pest management.
Beyond Pesticide Rating:
Health and Environmental effects:
Additional Information: Includes the chemical's U.S. EPA registration status and supporting registration documents, as well as other factsheets and key studies.
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to ensure that the Gateway contributes to increased effectiveness in moving to the adoption of pest management policies and practices that better protect health and the environment. If you have reports, factsheets, databases, articles, commentary that you think should be made available through the Gateway, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.