Need to report pesticide exposure? There’s an app for that.

There is now a smartphone and tablet app for tracking and reporting pesticide exposure quickly to state authorities.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation receives about 300 pesticide complaints annually, according to a press release. (In 2018, there were more than 989,000 agriculture workers in California.)

DPR developed a free app with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The app, called CASPIR—that’s California’s System for Pesticide Incident Reporting—is designed to track pesticide-related illnesses with the goal of increasing the efficiency of processing and tracking investigations. The app is accessible in both English and Spanish, and offers a way for users to file a new incident report from a smartphone, track existing reports and access information on how to use the app.

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