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The BCERF program on the Cancer Risks of Environmental Chemicals in the Home and Workplace closed on March 31, 2010. No further updates will be made to this web site. Please go Cornell University’s eCommons web site to access BCERF’s archived research and educational materials (


The Turf Pesticides and Cancer Risk Database was produced by Heather Dantzker, Research Associate; Ellen Hartman, staff writer; and Suzanne Snedeker, Associate Director of Translational Research, BCERF program, Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.

Web programming was done by Penny Ciccone, Mary Stauble, Mari Stewart, and Phyllis Highland, College of Veterinary Medicine Information Technology, and Sean Gardner, computer consultant.

Additional valuable assistance was provided by undergraduate research assistants Devi Chandrasekaran, Chloe Ota, and Melissa Sherwin.

Pesticide product information has been provided courtesy of the Cornell Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP) and the Pesticide Sales and Use Reporting (PSUR) Project. Pesticide product information is also accessible via the New York State Product, Ingredient, and Manufacturer System (PIMS) database, developed and maintained by PMEP.

We would like to acknowledge the special contributions of William Smith, Senior Extension Associate, PMEP; Robert Warfield, Senior Program Analyst, PSUR; and Fion Lee, Active Ingredient Project Manager, PSUR, for their many contributions to the content of this database.

We would also like to anonymously acknowledge our volunteer usability testers, and others, whose input contributed greatly to improving the user interface of the database.

Funding for the development of this database was provided by the New York State Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation, and the US Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the New York State Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation or the US Department of Agriculture.