The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new pesticides website: http://www2.epa.gov/pesticides, and a new biopesticides website: http://www2.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides, among others. EPA states that this gradual move to new versions of its content is part of a larger EPA effort to build a more user-friendly website.
The updated biopesticides website focuses on providing general information on biopesticides, as well as tools to assist applicants for registration, and is organized into the following areas:
- What are biopesticides?;
- Biopesticide registration information;
- Plant incorporated protectants (PIPs); and
- Where can I find more information on biopesticides?
With this transition, web page addresses will be different which may cause links and bookmarks to break. EPA states that it is working to fix any broken links. The majority of the old pesticide pages will redirect to the new web areas, but bookmarks will still need to be updated. EPA’s new “Page Not Found” notification will help website users find what they are looking for by providing suggested search terms, links to the A-Z index, and other helpful links. The search feature available on every EPA web page and in the archive (archive.epa.gov) can also be useful in finding content.
Other updated pesticide related links are:
- Pesticide Registration: http://www2.epa.gov/pesticide-registration;
- Bed Bugs: http://www2.epa.gov/bedbugs;
- Occupational Pesticide Safety and Health: http://www2.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety;
- Protecting Bees and Other Pollinators from Pesticides: http://www2.epa.gov/pollinator-protection;
- Protecting Endangered Species from Pesticides: http://www2.epa.gov/endangered-species;
- Reporting Unintended Exposure and Harm from Pesticides: http://www2.epa.gov/pesticide-incidents;
- Pesticide Labels: http://www2.epa.gov/pesticide-labels;
- Managing Pests in Schools: http://www2.epa.gov/managing-pests-schools; and
- Pest Control and Pesticide Safety for Consumers: http://www2.epa.gov/safepestcontrol.