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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Action Thresholds in School IPM Programs [PDF]
Abstract: "An action threshold is the point at which an IPM technician takes action to reduce a pest's numbers. Sometimes an action threshold is a number, sometimes it is qualitative." This document discovers factors to consider for establishing thresholds.
Source: Maryland Department of Agriculture
Alphabetical List of Pesticide Fact Sheets
Abstract: This is a listing of U.S. EPA's fact sheets on pesticides.
Source: U.S. EPA
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.
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
Health Effects of 48 Commonly Used Toxic Pesticides in Schools [PDF]
Abstract: Insecticides, herbicides, fungicides commonly used in schools are identified along with known health effects (cancer, reproductive effects, neurotoxicity, kidney/liver damage, sensitizer/irritants).
Source: Beyond Pesticides
IPM for Teachers Curriculum
Abstract: Topics including insects, weeds, vertebrates, soil ecosystems, biological control and tactics, pesticides, natural areas (invasive plants), buildings and schools, and more help students understand principles of IPM.
Source: Pennsylvania IPM
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 Practices in Minnesota K-12 Schools
Abstract: This 147-page document resulted from a study on Pesticides - Use, Effects, and Alternatives to Pesticides in Schools. Included are detailed findings on demographics, current policies (1999), current services (1999), pesticide applications, most troublesome pests and increasing IPM use.
Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
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
Selecting Treatment Strategies [PDF]
Abstract: Pest managers need to consider many strategies for control and effective programs. This offers a simple explanation of key treatment strategies.
Source: U.S. EPA
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