Pesticide Resources



According to Wikipedia, the word “pesticide” includes all of the following: insecticide, herbicide, rodenticide, germicide, antimicrobial, animal repellent, insect repellent, termiticide, avicide, fungicide, disinfectant, sanitizer, and insect growth regulator.

Audubon’s Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.

Audubon at Home

Reduce All Pesticides but Eliminate Those Used on Lawns

Lawn Pesticides: An Unacceptable Risk (Downloadable pdf)

Beyond Pesticides
“Protecting Health and the Environment with Science, Policy and Action”
Beyond Pesticides works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides.

Bee Protective Habitat Guide (Downloadable pdf)

Protecting Bees and Wild Pollinators (Downloadable pdf)

Endocrine Disruption Exchange
TEDX’s mission is to prevent damage to individuals from the moment they are conceived through the balance of their lives by chemicals that can alter how their bodies are formed and function.  TEDX implements this mission by seeking out, selecting, organizing, reviewing, and interpreting scientific research relevant to chemicals that cause harm at low doses and/or at ambient exposure.
TEDX’s primary focus is endocrine disruption.  TEDX also explores the effects of other chemicals that, like endocrine disruptors, undermine the potential of humans and animals.

Pesticides Introduction

Environment and Human Health, Inc.
Environment and Human Health, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting human health from environmental harms through research, education and the promotion of sound public policy. Environment and Human Health, Inc. is made up of doctors, public health professionals and policy experts committed to the reduction of environmental health risks to individuals.

Risks from Lawn Care Pesticides

Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group is the nation’s most effective environmental health research and advocacy organization.  Our mission is to conduct original, game-changing research that inspires people, businesses and governments to take action to protect human health and the environment.  With your help — and with the help of hundreds of organizations with whom we partner — we are creating a healthier and cleaner environment for the next generation and beyond.


National Center for Biotechnology Information
US National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Effect of Endocrine Disruptor Pesticides: A Review

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Health and Education: Pesticides

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

Ban Dangerous Pesticides

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.
Mission: “To conserve, improve and protect New York’s natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being.”
DEC’s goal is to achieve this mission through the simultaneous pursuit of environmental quality, public health, economic prosperity and social well-being, including environmental justice and the empowerment of individuals to participate in environmental decisions that affect their lives.

 Pest Management

Pesticide Action Network
“Advancing alternatives to pesticides worldwide.”
The Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Pesticide Database is your one-stop location for toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides.

Pesticides 101 – A Primer

Toxic Action Center
Toxics Action Center’s mission is to work side-by-side with communities, providing you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level.

The Problem with Pesticides

US Department of Health and Human Services

Environmental Health & Toxicology

US Environmental Protection Agency

Pesticides: Health and Safety

WTOP’s Garden Plot with the Garden Guru, Mike McGrath

Weekly Sustainable Gardening Advice

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation


Pollinator Conservation

Butterfly Conservation

Aquatic Conservation