Summary of Results from the California Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program - 2010.
The Department of Pesticide Regulation administers the California pesticide safety program, widely regarded as the most stringent in the nation. Mandatory reporting of pesticide illnesses has been part of this comprehensive program since 1971. Illness reports are collected, evaluated and analyzed by program staff. PISP is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the nation; its scientists provide data to regulators, advocates, industry, and indivudal citizens.