Pesticide Illness & Injury Surveillance


Our goal is to protect workers by determining the extent and cause(s) of over-exposure to pesticides in the workplace. We use this knowledge to prevent these exposures from happening. We monitor trends in pesticide-related illnesses and injuries through the SENSOR-Pesticides program. We also use data from the National Poison Data System (NPDS) to track work-related acute pesticide poisonings. This kind of surveillance also serves as an early warning system of any harmful effects not detected by pesticide manufacturer testing.

Here, you can learn more about our pesticide surveillance program, how to build your own pesticide surveillance program, and view trends and resources related to pesticide illnesses and injuries.