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Blueberries

Outside New England

Center for Disease Control and Pervention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Environmental Protection Agency
EPA has created a new web site, to provide farm workers, certified applicators, and health care providers with information on the Agency's pesticide safety programs. This web site, which can be accessed in English and Spanish, provides specific information on applicator certification and training requirements and EPA's Worker Protection Standard, including pesticide safety training, notification of pesticide applications, use of personal protective equipment and emergency medical assistance. The site also provides information on the Pesticides and National Strategies for Health Care Providers, an EPA-led initiative aimed at helping health care providers become trained in diagnosing and preventing pesticide related illnesses.

National Site for the USDA Regional IPM Centers Information System
This site provides information about commodities, pests and pest management practices, people and issues in the U.S. It also provides links to sites for each of the four Regional IPM Centers.

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) resources on the USDA website