What is the Hypersensitivity Registry?
The Pennsylvania Pesticide Hypersensitivity Registry, which is maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is a list of people who have been verified by a physician to be excessively or abnormally sensitive to pesticides. Commercial and public pesticide applicators must contact anyone on the registry whose listed location is within 500 feet of a pesticide application site.
Notification is mandatory and must be made not less than 12 hours and not more than 72 hours prior to the pesticide application. Notification requirements are met if the information is placed on a telephone answering device, or information is given to an adult contacted by dialing any of the listed telephone numbers. Information that must be provided includes: date, location of application, brand name of the pesticide(s) used, and a copy of the label if requested.
For more information about the Hypersensitivity Registry, see our Pennsylvania Pesticide Hypersensitivity Registry Fact Sheet and Application.