Headlines, News Releases and Consumer Alerts

The following articles and news releases provide information about government programs and activities related to integrated pest management, pesticide safety or environmental issues related to pesticides.  They may also include information about emerging pest issues, preventing the spread of invasive organisms or minimizing the impact of pesticides on the environment.  The list of headlines has been narrowed to select articles which discuss recent issues (past two years) or issues which remain relevant.  Older articles may be included, especially if they present information related to pesticide safety, consumer awareness or integrated pest management.  A link is provided to view other releases from the various agencies and programs.

Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (VDACS)

Office of Pesticide Services (OPS)

Office of Plant Industry Standards (OPIS)

Office of Veterinary Services (OVS)

To view other VDACS press releases click here.

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

To view other VDH press releases visit the VDH Press Releases page.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

       Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)

To view other pesticide related News Releases from OCSPP click here.

EPA's Greening the Apple Blog

To view other Greening the Apple blog entries click here.

National Capital Poison Center (NCPC)

The Poison Post -The Poison Post is a free, quarterly e-newsletter from the National Capital Poison Center. The articles provide tips and information which is intended to reduce pesticide poisonings.

To view other Poison Post articles click here.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

To view other CDC Press Releases, Media Advisories, Statements and Transcripts visit their Newsroom.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

To view other USDA News Releases visit the USDA Newsroom.

Weed Science Society of America (WSSA)

To view other WSSA Press Releases visit their Press Room.