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Approximately 1.1 billion pounds of active pesticides are used annually in the U.S., and more than 17,000 pesticide products are marketed in the U.S. As many as 20,000 physician-diagnosed pesticide poisonings occur each year among the approximately 2 million U.S. agricultural workers. Agricultural workers, groundskeepers, pet groomers, fumigators, and many of other occupations are at risk for exposure to pesticides.

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National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)

NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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