How does pesticide spraying affect the environment?

A great deal of research must be done before pesticides can be used in the environment. The best source for finding out about the pesticides used in your area, and their effect on specific types of wildlife, is with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which oversees the registration of these products. The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) can also provide information through a toll-free number, 800-858-7378 or online.

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1. What are "larvicides" and "adulticides"?
2. What is CDC's position regarding the use of chemical mosquito control?
3. How are mosquitoes controlled during outbreaks?
4. Are pesticides harmful to people?
5. What should I do if I think that I am having health problems because of pesticides used in my area?
6. How does pesticide spraying affect the environment?
7. What training is required for workers who apply pesticides?
8. Where can I get information regarding the safety of specific pesticides?
9. How can I find out what types of pesticides are being used in my area?