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EPA Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides Go to external website

“Type” of information in your data source

Toxicological Information, Hazard assessments, Risk assessments, Drinking water intake, Pesticides, Portal

General information:

EPA derived the Human health benchmarks for pesticides by applying the health effects data
from pesticide registrations to the typical methods used for developing drinking water health advisories.  EPA developed the human health benchmarks for pesticides to enable states, water systems and the public to better determine whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may indicate a potential health risk.

Disclaimer for Information available in EPA HHBP:

No disclaimer.

Hazard information:

Each Human Health Benchmark is based on toxicity data submitted by registrants for the health effects data from pesticide registrations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and tolerances from the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetics Act as amended by the Food Quality
Protection Act.

Search capabilities:

Database is arranged in alphabetical order of pesticide active ingredient common name and can be searched based on CAS number as well.


The database is maintained by the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs and Office of Water.

Peer review:

The database has been subjected to extensive EPA internal peer review as well as review by other Federal agencies and the public.

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