ERIC Number: ED449644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Schooling of State Pesticide Laws, 2000: A Review of State Pesticide Laws Regarding Schools.
Owens, Kagan; Feldman, Jay
Pesticides and You, v20 n2 p16-23 2000
This report reviews state actions concerning pesticide use around schools, including the federal role in school pesticide use, and presents a list of each state's regulations regarding protecting children from pesticide exposure in schools. A case for protecting children is detailed. The report discusses some of the actions states have taken to enhance pesticide protection efforts, such as the creation of restricted spray (buffer) zones around school property, posting notification signs when pesticides are being used, requiring written notification prior to using pesticides, and statutes limiting pesticide use. Also explored is the use of integrated pest management to reduce the need for the unnecessary application of synthetic, volatile pesticides in schools. (Contains 16 endnotes.) (GR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Pesticides, Public Schools, State Regulation, State School District Relationship
For full text: http://www.beyondpesticides.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition against the Misuse of Pesticides, Washington, DC.
Note: Updates an earlier report in "Pesticides and You," v18 n3, 1998.