Development of a NYS Pesticide Sales and Use Reporting Database
CALS Impact Statement
Development, maintenance and enhancement of a NYS pesticide sales and use reporting database and associated databases are being undertaken by Cornell and other state agencies as a result of legislation passed in 1996.
Pesticides are toxic substances and may cause cancer in humans. NYS legislation passed in 1996 allows regulators and scientists to track commercial pesticide use and sales within the state per a series of databases being developed at Cornell. Researchers can use the data to assess human exposure and environmental effects.
A database and website have been developed that allow for access to commercial pesticide use and sales within NYS. The data provide regulators and reserachers with more accurate assessments of pesticide use and can be used in future bio-marker studies to study potential/possible pesticides- cancer effects in humans. Associated databases that track certified pesticide applicators and registered pesticides products in New York state have also been developed.
The regulated community is reporting with greater accuracy their use and sales of pesticides within NYS. State agencies now/will have databases that can manage data and track pesticide use relative to potential human exposure and environmental-sensitive areas such as ground and surface water.
funding source description
No other funding sources have been received for this project.