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This website by CropLife International provides information about pesticides as they relate to human health. The full lifecycle of pesticides is addressed – from testing and regulation to minimization of pesticide residues in food as well as farm worker safety and good manufacturing practices.

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Importance & Benefits of Pesticides

Without crop protection, including pesticides, more than half of the world’s crops would be lost to insects, diseases and weeds.

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Pesticide Testing & Regulation

Pesticides are some of the most tested and regulated products in the world.

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Adverse Effects

A strong regulatory system ensures that people and wildlife are not exposed to pesticides at levels that may cause adverse effects.

Reference Values for Regulation

Regulatory reference or safety values for pesticides are acceptable levels of potential exposure to humans and wildlife.

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