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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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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
General Pesticide Information
Abstract: Contents include a pesticide overview, pesticide safety, evaluating your pesticide risk, pesticide labels, food and pesticides, environment and pesticides, pets, wildlife and pesticides, waste disposal, and fact sheets.
Source: National Pesticide Information Center
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 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
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
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
Poisoned Schools: Invisible Threats Visible Actions [PDF]
Abstract: This report discusses many aspects of toxic chemicals in schools, and included is pesticides, developing IPM programs and the Gold Standard School IPM Policy.
Source: Child Proofing Our Communities
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.
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)