There is a State pre-notification system for individuals who are sensitive to pesticides.
What does it mean to be sensitive or allergic to pesticides?
If you are allergic to pesticides, herbicides, insecticides or any other chemicals, you may have an allergic reaction such as asthma or rashes. Hypersensitivity to pesticides means that you have adverse reactions to chemical exposure at lower levels than the average population.
The following are indicators of chemical hypersensitivity:
- The symptoms are reproducible with repeated chemical exposure.
- The condition is chronic.
- Low levels of exposure result in manifestations of the syndrome.
- The symptoms improve or resolve when the irritants are removed.
- Responses occur to multiple chemically unrelated substances.
- Symptoms involve multiple organ systems.
What is the Colorado Pesticide Sensitive Registry?
The Pesticide Sensitive Registry is a list of individuals that have been medically diagnosed with a chemical allergy or chemical hypersensitivity. Licensed applicators are required to provide 24 hour notification to individuals on the registry when applying pesticides to neighboring properties. This notice will give those on the registry time to take precautions.
Please note that this registry is not for public health mosquito spraying. This registry is only for pesticide applications on lawns, trees and shrubs. If you are on this registry, it will not prevent pesticides from being used on neighboring properties.
How to Get on the Registry
Go to Colorado's Registration of Pesticide Sensitive Persons website where you will find a printable application form.
You will need a signature from a Colorado certified physician. Please contact your physician and set up an appointment to discuss whether you qualify for the registry.
Please note that you must update your name on the registry every year and your physician's signature must be updated every two years. This is not a public list.
For more information about Colorado's Pesticide Sensitive Registry, please contact the Colorado Department of Agriculture Administrative Assistant at 303-239-4146.
For local assistance, please contact Jannette Whitcomb with the City of Aspen at 970-920-5069.