More than 2 billion pounds of pesticides are sold each year in the U.S. for agricultural, commercial, & home uses. The EPA has registered more than 18,000 pesticides, but even these are not always safe. The EPA's regulatory oversight of the pesticide industry is abysmal. When confronted with credible studies on the adverse impacts of pesticides, the EPA has consistently responded by attempting to diminish the findings in any way it can. Chapters: Background on Pesticide Use; Other Wildlife Impacts; Pesticide Use Threatens the Survival of Endangered Species (ES); What Is the EPA Doing to Control the Use of Pesticides?: EPA's Responsibilities Under the ES Act; EPA's So-Called ES Protection ProgramÓ; & EPA & the Courts. Maps.Litmans, Brian is the author of 'Silent Spring Revisited Pesticide Use And Endangered Species', published 2004 under ISBN 9780756744397 and ISBN 0756744393.