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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Alphabetical List of Pesticide Fact Sheets
Abstract: This is a listing of U.S. EPA's fact sheets on pesticides.
Source: U.S. EPA
California School Integrated Pest Management Program
Abstract: A variety of documents, Web links, and other resources related to the California Healthy Schools Act of 2000 are available. This site is designed for school administrators, IPM coordinators, maintenance and operations staff, parents, and teachers.
Source: California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Children's Health, Pesticides [PDF]
Abstract: A lesson for pre K-3 on pests and the five principles of IPM. (PDF Format; Length: 20 pages)
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Community and School Integrated Pest Management
Abstract: This Web site offers links to state and national school IPM information.
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service
Integrated Pest Management for Schools: A How-to Manual
Abstract: IPM principles and practices for schools, fact sheets, forms, curricula, and many resources. Available as PDF.
Source: U.S. EPA
Introduction to IPM (Michigan)
Abstract: Requirements, procedures, and policies for IPM in public buildings, including schools, and applicator training requirements.
Source: Department of Agriculture, Michigan Gov.
IPM for Nebraska Schools
Abstract: This Web site discusses "What is School IPM?", provides administrator information, and offers guidelines for getting started. Additional inclusions: IPM Learning Modules, IPM How-to-Manual, Teaching IPM in the classroom materials and on-line resources. These have been developed for Nebraska schools.
Source: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
IPM for Your School
Abstract: Guidelines for understanding IPM and for adapting the process into the school are offered, complete with a general overview, suggestions for monitoring, indentifying target pests, making management decisions, and control methods.
Source: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
IPM How Do You Spell It?
Abstract: This is a slide overview of school IPM
Source: Environmental Health Watch
Abstract: This brief fact sheet identifies benefits of IPM and common barriers to implementing school IPM programs.
Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
IPM Technical Resource Center
Abstract: The Midwest Technical Resource Center for IPM in schools and day cares offers information on improved pest management practices that enable schools to employ better techniques for maintaining safe and pest-free learning environments.
Source: Purdue University
Kids and Chemicals - Facts and Laws
Abstract: Lessons designed for high school students to help them identify some of the synthetic chemicals they come in contact with, including pesticides, to consider how these affect people differently based upon a number of variables; discussion on alternatives and assessing risks and benefits of living with synthentic chemicals.
Source: NOW, PBS Television
Northwest Coalition for Alernatives to Pesticides
Abstract: This Web site is dedicated to protecting people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems. They offer programs, publications, and information; they produce the Journal of Pesticide Reform.
Pest Management Policy/Child Care IPM
Abstract: Updates of regulations and legislation in regards to IPM in child care facilities.
Source: IPM Technical Rseource Center
Pest World for Kids
Abstract: Fun activities designed for teachers in the classroom, informationon on health risks, interactive games, and facts on common pests are provided by NPMA. The introduction is animated.
Source: National Pest Management Association
Practical Guide to Management of Common Pests in Schools [PDF]
Abstract: This 31-page document identifies steps, sets priorities, and provides tips for effective pest management in Illinois schools.
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
School IPM for Parents and Teachers
Abstract: Background information and guidance offer suggestions for implementing an IPM program at schools. This link is directed to parents and teachers. Included are examples of school IPM programs, information on pesticide hazards, regulations, sample policies, and suggestions for notifiying parents.
State and Local School Pesticide Policies
Abstract: A clickable map provides links to current school and state pesticide policies and programs that are being adopted across the country.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
Ten Reasons Not To Use Pesticides [PDF]
Abstract: This four-page document lists ten of the primary reasons for not using pesticides.
U.S. EPA: Human Health Research Program
Abstract: EPA's Human Health Research Program offers this Web site on the latest information on its research to protect public health. The program's science looks at such questions as why some people are more sensitive to pollution and how exposure to chemicals affects people's health. The site is designed for the general public as well as for the scientific community. The site provides easy access to research and results on methods, tools, and data needed to improve risk assessments to protect the public. Visitors to the site will find an overview of the research, information on how research has contributed to decision making, resource materials available in journal publications and reports, and a listing of meetings and conferences.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Unidentified Inert Ingredients in Pesticides: Implications for Human and Environmental Health
Abstract: By statute or regulation in the United States and elsewhere, pesticide ingredients are divided into two categories: active and inert (sometimes referred to as other ingredients, adjuvants, or coformulants) . Despite their name, inert ingredients may be biologically or chemically active and are labeled inert only because of their function in the formulated product. Most of the tests required to register a pesticide are performed with the active ingredient alone, not the full pesticide formulation. Inert ingredients are generally not identified on product labels and are often claimed to be confidential business information.
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives
Where There's A Will, There's A Way [PDF]
Abstract: Printed in 1994, this seven-page article addresses cases studies and issues from around the country in regard to pesticide management and children's health in schools.
Source: Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides