The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has new resources!

New Web Pages!
Zika Virus – NPIC created this hub page to bring together resources in one easy-to-find location. Learn about the Zika virus, mosquito control, insect repellents, resources for professionals, and more!

Other new pages:
Stinging Insects

FAQ Comics home page in English and Spanish

Veterinary Pesticide Incident Reporting Overview and VIRP Portal

New Webinar:
Glyphosate and Communicating Risk

Webinar description (1+ hour): Glyphosate is the most widely used pesticide in the world, and contradictory cancer classifications in recent years have raised an uproar. To prepare audience members for conversations with the public, this webinar was presented by Kaci Buhl at the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC). She discussed glyphosate properties, use patterns, and toxicity before diving into the data behind the headlines. In the second half, she discussed risk perception science, and proposes a risk communication framework and checklist. The presentation is followed by questions and answers.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming webinar about NPIC’s Ecological Pesticide Incident Reporting Portal:

Using NPIC’s Ecological Pesticide Incident Reporting Portal

Created in 2009, NPIC’s Ecological Pesticide Incident Reporting Portal was designed for professionals in ecology and wildlife sciences to report pesticide exposures to wildlife, plants, soil, and water. Now with a new look and behind-the-scenes technical updates, the portal guides users in leaving detailed reports about the number and nature of adverse effects observed in the field. We will walk through the portal step-by-step discussing both required information as well as additional details that can provide the most robust reports. You are welcome to explore the portal before the webinar, and bring your questions for Q&A at the end.

A recording of the webinar will be posted to the NPIC YouTube channel.

Tuesday, November 7th at 2:00pm EST (11:00am PT)
Target audience: Professionals in Ecology and Wildlife Sciences, including wildlife conservation, regulation, and animal husbandry; EPA; State Agencies
Presenter: Alicia Leytem
Duration: 00:45 minutes

To join:
Meeting number: 920 084 570

For audio by phone:
+1-415-655-0002 (US Toll)
Access code: 920 084 570