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ERIC Number: ED447680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Learning, and Poisons Don't Mix: Kick the Pesticide Habit.
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., Albany, NY.
This brochure examines basic information about pesticides and their use in and around schools, how children are exposed to pesticides and their health effects, and how a school can kick the habit of using pesticides. A special issues section covers the chemicals that should not be part of a school pest control effort, the restricted use of disinfectants, whether or not chemicals should be used to control head lice, issues involving active vs. inert ingredients in pesticides, and a cautionary note on pesticide product labeling. Final sections address the New York State laws concerning pesticides and provide a list of resources for more information and technical assistance. (GR)
Health Schools Network, Inc., 96 S. Swan St., Albany, NY 12210; Tel: 518-462-0632; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: W. Alton Jones Foundation, Charlottesville, VA.
Authoring Institution: Healthy Schools Network, Inc., Albany, NY.