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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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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
Greening Across the Curriculum
Abstract: High school and college-level Green Chemistry lessons that includes "Biochemical Toxicology of Insectides" and "The Road Towards Reduced-Risk Insecticides."
Source: University of Scranton Green Chemistry
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 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 Learning Modules
Abstract: The IPM Learning Modules from Nebraska include an introduction to integrated pest management, assessment/evaluation, asthma triggers in schools, IPM treatment strategies and mold and indoor air quality in schools; school ground pest modules (birds, spiders, stinging insects, snakes, rabbits, rodents and a few other mammalian pests); structural pest modules (ants, bats, birds, cockroaches, flies, head lice, silverfish, spiders, stinging insects, stored product pests, mice and rats, and snakes); and site specific modules (school grounds/landscape and school turfgrass). These are offered in both low and high resolution.
Source: University of Nebraska
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.
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
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)