Pesticide Data Sheets (PDSs)

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This page provides a description and a link to a "Pesticide Data Sheets (PDSs)" database that provides information needed when modeling exposure levels or performing exposure assessment.

Short description

Pesticide data sheets (PDS) contain basic information for safe use of pesticides. PDSs are prepared by WHO in collaboration with FAO and give basic toxicological information on individual pesticides. Priority for issue of PDSs is given to substances having a wide use in public health programmes and/or in agriculture, or having a high or an unusual toxicity record. The data sheets are prepared by scientific experts and peer reviewed. The comments of industry are provided through the industrial association, GIFAP. The data sheets are revised from time to time as required.

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Key words

pesticides, hazards, toxicology, toxicity, human health