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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 (


American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators (AAPSE)
AAPSE is a group of national leaders in pesticide safety education, training, and certification. The site includes membership information and access to articles published in the AAPSE Journal of Pesticide Safety Education.

Chemical Abstract Service (CAS)
CAS is the American Chemical Society division that manages the CAS registry, the largest chemical substance identification system in existence, containing records for more than 28 million organic and inorganic substances. The site offers a number of different science research tools for purchase.

Cornell University Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP)
PMEP provides pesticide information and data for pesticide applicators and consumers. The site offers resources on chemical information, pesticide use, regulation, applicator certification, and other pesticide-related issues in New York State.

Cornell University Pesticide Sales and Use Reporting (PSUR) Database Group
A joint effort of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Cornell University, PSUR is responsible for the processing, management, and manipulation of all pesticide sales and use data for New York State. Annual pesticide sales and use reports are available on the site.

New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program
IPM is a research, education, and outreach program promoting integrated pest management in New York State. The site offers a variety of resources on integrated pest management, including fact sheets, guidelines, and diagnostic tools.

New York State Product, Ingredient, and Manufacturer System (PIMS)
Maintained by Cornell University for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), PIMS is a searchable electronic database of pesticide products currently or formerly registered in New York State. For each pesticide product, PIMS contains product, manufacturer, active ingredient, and labeling information.

USEPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment
This site provides the latest EPA cancer risk assessment guidelines (2005) as well as additional background information on the EPA's efforts over time to develop a framework for cancer risk assessment.

USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP)
OPP is the federal office that regulates pesticide use in the United States and is responsible for pesticide risk assessment and registration. This site is the gateway to all of USEPA's resources on pesticide science, safety, and regulation.

USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Registration Review
Beginning in 2006, USEPA's registration review program will review registered pesticides every fifteen years, replacing the old reregistration and tolerance reassessment programs. This site offers information on the design and development of this new program.

USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Science and Policy: Models and Databases
This site provides links to a number of electronic pesticide databases concerning health effects, environmental effects, and regulatory information. The site also offers a few mathematical models used by USEPA in assessing pesticide exposure risk.

USEPA Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (OPPTS)
OPPTS houses the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) and plays an important role in protecting public health and the environment from potential risks of pesticides and toxic chemicals. The site offers quick links to USEPA information on pesticide-related issues.