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The use of pesticides in the United States is subject to national regulation, but states also have individual laws. Below is a state-by-state listing of the agencies in charge of regulating pesticides use, environmental agencies and health departments. Use these state web sites to find the names of your local officials and other important information. For example, The Texas Department of Agriculture provides information on worker protection and state licenses for those using pesticides. The Colorado Department of Public Health (among many others) provides daily air quality information. The Minnesota Agronomy and Plant Protection Division offers advice on protecting plants and crops as well as monitoring local water quality for pesticide impact.

You can also find great information about the environment right in your neighborhood at and the Environmental Protection Agency web site. For information about properly disposing of waste in your neighborhood use Keep track of the global environmental conditions through the United Nations System-Wide Earthwatch.

Plant Protection and Pesticide Management
Alabama Department of Children Services
Alabama Department of Public Health
Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee

Pesticide Control Program
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Alaska Division of Environmental Health

Arkansas State Plant Board; Pesticide Division
Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

Arizona Structural Pest Control
Arizona Department of Health Services: Children
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

California Department of Pesticide Regulation
California Department of Health Services
California Department of the Environment

Colorado Department of Agriculture: Plant Division
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Department of the Environment

Connecticut Department of Agriculture
Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality
Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Washington, D.C.
District of Columbia Department of Environmental Health: Toxic Substance Division
District of Columbia Department of Environmental Health
District of Columbia Clean City Initiative

Delaware Pesticide Compliance
Delaware Division of Public Health
Delaware Department of Environmental Control

Florida Department of Agriculture: Bureau of Pesticides
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Georgia Department of Agriculture: Pesticide Division
Georgia Department of Public Health
Georgia Environmental Protection Division

State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture: Pesticides
State of Hawaii Department of Environmental Health
Hawaii Division of Family Health

Iowa Department of Agriculture: Pesticide Bureau
Iowa Environmental Health Division
Healthy Iowans 2010

Idaho Agriculture: Pesticides
Idaho Children's Services
Idaho Division of Natural Resources

Illinois Department of Agriculture: Environmental Programs
Illinois Environmental Departments
Illinois Healthcare Department

Indiana Pesticide Section
Indiana Environmental Information
Indiana Public Health Programs

Kansas Department of Agriculture: Pesticide and Fertilizer Program
Kansas Division of the Environment
Kansas Division of Health

Kentucky Division of Environmental Services: Pesticide Regulation
Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Kentucky Department for Public Health

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry: Pesticide and Environmental Programs
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana Directory of Citizen Services

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources: Pesticide Bureau
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Maryland Department of Agriculture: Pesticide Regulation
Maryland Department of the Environment
Maryland Department of Public Health and Safety

Maine Department of Agriculture: Board of Pesticides Control
Maine Department of the Environment
Maine Safety and Health

Michigan Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Management
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Michigan Department of Community Health

Minnesota Department of Agronomy and Plant Protection
Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance
Minnesota Department of Health

Missouri Department of Agriculture: Pesticides
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Department of Health

Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce: Bureau of Plant Industry
Mississippi Department of Environmental Health
Healthcare in Mississippi

Montana Department of Agriculture: Pesticides and Fertilizers
Montana Division of Environmental Quality
Montana Health Services

North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Pesticides
North Carolina Environment
North Carolina Division of Public Health

North Dakota
North Dakota Department of Agriculture: Pesticide Programs
North Dakota Environmental Services
North Dakota Health Services

Nebraska Department of Agriculture: Plant Industry
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Nebraska Department of Agriculture

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Division of Pest Control
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
New Hampshire Department of Health

New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: Pesticide Control Program
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
New Jersey Department of Health

New Mexico
New Mexico Department of Agriculture: Bureau of Pesticide Management
New Mexico Environment Department
New Mexico Department of Health

New York
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation: Pesticide Program
New York State Environment
New York State Health

Nevada Department of Agriculture: Plant Industry Division
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Nevada Health Division

Ohio Department of Agriculture: Pesticide Regulation
Ohio Environmental Health
Ohio Healthy Lifestyles

Oklahoma Agriculture: Pesticides
Oklahoma Land and Environment
Oklahoma Health Resources

Oregon Department of Agriculture: Pesticides Division
Oregon Environmental Health
Oregon Health

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Pennsylvania Children's Health Insurance Program

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Division of Agriculture
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Rhode Island Department of Health

South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulation
South Carolina Department of Environment
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Dakota
South Dakota Pesticide Program
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
South Dakota Department of Health Protection

Tennessee Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Inputs and Pesticides
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Tennessee Health and Wellness

Texas Department of Agriculture: Pesticides
Texas Environment and Natural Resources
Texas Bureau of Environmental Health

Utah Division of Plant Industry
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Utah Department of Health

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Pesticide Services
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Department of Health

Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets: Plant Industry
Vermont Environmental Board
Vermont Department of Health

Washington State Department of Agriculture: Pesticides and Fertilizers
Washington Department of Ecology
Washington State Department of Health

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Insects and Pesticides
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

West Virginia
West Virginia Department of Agriculture: Regulatory and Environmental Affairs
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
West Virginia Department of Health

Wyoming Department of Agriculture: Technical Services
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Wyoming Department of Health

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