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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Alternatives to Using Pesticides in Schools [PDF]
Abstract: Information on integrated pest management (IPM) definitions and policy to minimize or eliminate children's exposure to pesticides while at school.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
Assessing Health Risks from Pesticides
Abstract: This fact sheet is a brief overview of EPA’s process for assessing potential risks to human health when evaluating pesticide products.
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 and Schools
Abstract: Beyond Pesticides' Healthy Schools Project aims to minimize and eliminate the risks posed by pesticides through the adoption of school pest management policies and programs at the local, state, and federal level, thereby creating a healthier learning environment.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
Ensuring the Health of Schools and Playgrounds
Abstract: Main school and playground topics include toxic metals, school pesticides, playground toxins, school siting issues, and school air quality.
Source: Generation Green
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
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
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 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
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)
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