1-703-308-6411 (M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm EST), 1-703-308-6467(fax)
The Antimicrobials Information Hotline provides direct answers to questions concerning current antimicrobial issues. Please call during normal business hours or leave a message after hours. The information provided can cover issues relevant to any or all antimicrobial pesticides including health and safety issues, registration and reregistration issues, as well as information on pesticide laws, rules, and regulations relating to antimicrobials.
This toll-free Information Line is maintained to aid people striving to protect endangered species from harm that may result from the use of some pesticides. Please call Monday - Friday during normal business hours (Eastern Time), or leave a message after hours to request bulletins describing locations where pesticides may not be used due to endangered species concerns. The Web page, www.epa.gov/espp, provides an introduction to the Endangered Species Protection Program (ESPP) and its goals: 1) to protect endangered species from harmful pesticides and 2) to minimize the impact of the program on pesticide users. Questions or publication requests other than bulletins should be directed to the email address shown above. Questions about endangered species that are not related to pesticide issues should be directed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
he Environmental Health Center (EHC) of the National Safety Council manages the National Lead Information Center (NLIC) under a cooperative agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency. The Hotline distributes a basic information packet on lead that includes the EPA brochure "Lead Poisoning and Your Children," three fact sheets, and a list of state and local contacts for additional information.
1-800-858-7378, 541-737-0761 (fax)
A cooperative effort of Oregon State University and the EPA, this hotline offers science-based information about a wide variety of pesticide-related subjects and serves as a source of factual chemical, health, and environmental information about more than 600 pesticide active ingredients incorporated into over 50,000 different products registered for use in the United States since 1947.
1-800-222-1222 (emergency only), 202-362-3867 (for administrative and materials requests), 202-362-8563 (TDD)
The National Poison Control Hotline was established to respond to emergency calls from concerned citizens about poison prevention. Housed in The National Capital Poison Center in Washington, DC, this hotline is manned 24 hours a day/7 days a week by registered nurses or pharmacists with backgrounds in critical care. All specialists have passed a national certification exam in toxicology. The Poison Center staff has access to a 24 hour interpreter service, with over 140 languages available, so callers who do not speak English are able to receive immediate help for emergency calls.
202-566-0799, 202-564-8899 (fax)
The Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC) is a free, nonregulatory service of the U.S EPA. PPIC is dedicated to reducing or eliminating industrial pollutants through technology transfer, education, and public awareness. A Reference and Referral Telephone Service is available to answer questions, take orders for documents distributed by PPIC, or refer callers to appropriate contacts.
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Hotline
202-554-1404, 202-554-5603 (fax)
The TSCA Hotline provides technical assistance and information about programs implemented under TSCA, the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act (ASHAA), the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), the Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA), and the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act (Title X of TSCA).