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Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. – 1977
This document provides practical information needed by commercial pesticide applicators to meet the minimum Federal regulation requirements for the use of various pesticides. The text and accompanying illustrations cover the seven major topics of pests, pest control, pesticides, labels and labeling, using pesticides safely, application equipment,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Environment, Equipment, Federal Legislation
Strauss, Valerie; Sullivan, Monica, Ed. – 1989
Public concern about the safety of continued reliance on pesticides in agricultural production is widespread and growing. The lack of understanding of how food is grown, the role of pesticides in food production, the risk assessment and regulatory processes and alternatives to pesticide use limits citizen participation in food safety debates and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Conservation (Environment), Decision Making, Environmental Education
Guerrero, Peter F. – 2000
In response to a Congressional request, the General Accounting Office examined issues related to pesticide safety for children in agricultural settings. Pesticides can cause acute, chronic, or delayed-onset illnesses. Children may be exposed to pesticides through farm work; eating pesticide-treated foods; or contact with drift from pesticide…
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Child Health, Child Labor, Federal Legislation
Zamani, A. Rahman, Ed.; Calder, Judy, Ed.; Rose, Bobbie, Ed.; Leonard, Victoria, Ed.; Gendell, Mara, Ed. – California Childcare Health Program, 2006
"Child Care Health Connections" is a bimonthly newsletter published by the California Childcare Health Program (CCHP), a community-based program of the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, Department of Family Health Care Nursing. The goals of the newsletter are to promote and support a healthy and safe environment…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Health, Child Safety, First Aid
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Bosch, Van Den Robert – Environment, 1979
Contains a discussion of insects' ability to survive, of the development of pesticides and the introduction of DDT, of the problems of pesticide use and resistance to insecticides, and of the advantages of integrated pest control. (BB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Chemical Occupations, Agriculture, Ecology, Entomology
In 2001, the Environmental Studies Senior Capstone Seminar class at Denison University helped the state of Ohio work to prevent harmful pesticide use in schools. In cooperation with Ohio State University's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools Program, Denison conducted a statewide survey of school districts to determine current pest…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Standards, Pesticides, Pests
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Rillo, Thomas J. – Science Activities, 1974
Examines environmental problems associated with the use of pesticides, and suggests thirty learning activities designed to give elementary school children a better understanding of the problem of pesticide pollution. (JR)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Environment, Environmental Education, Insecticides
Jones, Jimmie L. – 1977
This individualized, self-paced course for training an entomology specialist was adapted from military curriculum materials for use in vocational and technical education. Completion of the course should provide students with basic information needed to accomplish the following duties of an entomology specialist: perform entomological work, apply…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Course Content, Disease Control, Entomology
Rust, Harry K.; And Others – 1976
This manual is intended to provide the information necessary to meet EPA standards for demonstration and research pest control and prepare for the written examination required for certification. Emphasis is placed on the principles of safe pesticide use. Chapters are included on pesticide applicator certification in Virginia, basics of pest…
Descriptors: Agricultural Chemical Occupations, Agricultural Education, Environment, Guides
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Rudensey, Lyle; Whidden, Jeff – Science Scope, 2005
"We are on the eve of total contamination," said an eighth grade "toxicologist" at a mock town meeting at Mount Baker Middle School in Mount Vernon, Washington. The meeting was the culmination of a month-long investigation by students to determine why some of the townspeople were getting sick. During the unit, students used skills from several…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Water, Units of Study, Crisis Management
Published as a reference guide and sourcebook to ecological literature, this anthology includes books, magazine articles, children's books, and films pertinent to ecology and the environment. A one paragraph annotation is provided for books and films, and all items are cross-indexed within 24 categories: agriculture, air pollution, animals and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Ecology, Environmental Education
Wamsley, Mary Ann, Ed.; Vermeire, Donna M., Ed. – 1976
This guide contains basic information to meet specific standards for pesticide applicators. The text is concerned with recognition of pests and vectors such as lice, fleas, mosquitoes, flies and rodents. There is also discussion on methods of control without pesticides or in combination with pesticide treatment. Sections of the text are devoted to…
Descriptors: Certification, Entomology, Environment, Pesticides
DeWitt, Jerald R.; Ryan, Stephen O. – 1976
This manual provides information needed to meet specific standards for certification as a pesticide applicator. The areas discussed include the economic insect pests on livestock and control treatments; the toxicity and hazards of livestock pesticides; and special considerations when applying pesticides. (CS)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Certification, Environment, Job Skills
Waddington, C. H.; And Others – Impact Sci Soc, 1970
Discusses the benefits and dangers of technological developments. Emphasizes environmental problems, in particular pollution, pesticides and population problems. (EB)
Descriptors: Environment, Pesticides, Pollution, Population Growth
Cox, Caroline – Journal of Pesticide Reform, 1994
Discusses the hazards associated with the use of pesticides in urban areas. This article focuses on Eugene, Oregon, as an example of how to find out about pesticide applications in an urban area and what can be done with that information to change the way that pesticides are used. (LZ)
Descriptors: Activism, City Government, Community Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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