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Where Does Pesticide Safety Data Come From?

Pesticide Facts Whiteboard Video 2: Data Transparency

A video to explain what safety data is and where it is available.


The pesticide authorization process is one of the most stringent product approval processes in the world.

Download an infographic explaining the regulatory data behind pesticides.

How can we trust pesticide safety data?

How Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Provides Integrity Of Laboratory Studies Around The World.

An interview with the OECD about how GLP is designed to reassure consumers to ensure trust in pesticide safety data

Good Laboratory Practice is the OECD’s internationally accepted quality control system that sets the conditions under which non-clinical health and environmental safety studies for pesticides are planned, performed, monitored, recorded, archived and reported. We asked the OECD’s Richard Sigma and Bob Diderich whether GLP was still relevant and trustworthy.

Visit Our online transparency portal

The online transparency portal explores safety data and the pesticide industry commitment to transparency.

A perspective article written by a medical doctor

A perspective article written by a medical doctor, about working in the pesticide industry.

 Farmers, Pesticides and Cancer

A perspective article written by epidemiologist Carol Burns, about farmers, pesticides and health.

Did you hear? Farmers have less cancer overall than the general population.[1] Whew, that’s a relief! But wait, I knew that already. Nearly 10 years ago, the same U.S. Agricultural Health Study investigators reported that farmers, pesticide applicators and their spouses had cancer deficits compared to the general population and this was an update from five years before that.[2],[3] So is farming healthier than other jobs? As with most health questions, the answer is related to what farmers tend to do (keep physically active) and what they don’t (smoke cigarettes). This is on average, of course. Yet this trend isn’t limited to the United States. Studies in Australia,[4] Canada[5] and France[6] also reported lower cancer rates among farmers, which may be related to lifestyle as well.

Research paper: Unfounded pesticide concerns adversely affect the health of low-income populations

Unfounded pesticide concerns adversely affect the health of low-income populations

DENVER, Aug. 30, 2011 — The increasingly prevalent notion that expensive organic fruits and vegetables are safer because pesticides — used to protect traditional crops from insects, thus ensuring high crop yields and making them less expensive — are a risk for causing cancer has no good scientific support, an authority on the disease said here today. Such unfounded fears could have the unanticipated consequence of keeping healthful fruits and vegetables from those with low incomes.