5F: Project Bibliography and Key Data Sources


Data Sources

The CDC’s Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals reports results of human biomonitoring across population subgroups. Includes results for several herbicides and other pesticides.  The CDC is also the source for the State-Based Birth Defects Tracking System that we utilized for birth defects data.

The International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds is the authoritative, primary source of information on herbicide-resistant weeds in the U.S. and globally. Access information by: weed, herbicide, herbicide mode of action, and geographic region. The website lists the date of the first confirmed reports of a new herbicide-resistant weed combination by state and country. Estimates of the acres/hectares infested are incomplete and underestimate the actual spread of resistant weeds.

Quik Stats portal to access data on acres planted and pesticide use by crop, based on surveys conducted by the USDA’s national Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).