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ERIC Number: ED428502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0896-7253
The Schooling of State Pesticide Laws: Review of State Pesticide Laws Regarding Schools.
Owens, Kagan; Feldman, Jay
Pesticides and You, v18 n3 p9-22 1998
There are a variety of state statutes that have been enacted to protect children in schools, but only about half of all state legislatures have examined pesticide use in schools, only 16 states directly address indoor use of pesticides, and the federal government is silent. While the federal government gives states and local governments the authority to regulate pesticide use, most states have preempted local governments in regulating pesticides. This report examines state legislative efforts pertaining to pesticide use in and around schools in the following areas: creating restricted spray zones to address pesticide drifting towards schools; posting signs for pesticide applications; requiring prior written notice for pesticide use; prohibiting when and where pesticides can be applied; and requiring a strong integration pest management program that limits the use of certain toxic materials. Contains 12 endnotes. (GR)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A