In order to perform their best, all students need a healthy school environment. Children need protection from chemical exposure because they are more susceptible to the detrimental effects of pesticides than adults.
Since their physiology is developing, pesticides can disrupt natural growth processes resulting in long-term negative health effects. Reducing pesticide use in schools improves indoor air quality, improves test scores and reduces absenteeism; it can save district money and promote a healthier overall environment.
How to Talk About Pesticides with Your School or Daycare–with step by step suggestions on how to work with a school or district.
Pesticide Use in Schools: Get the Facts–with facts on pesticide exposure and the risks to children and employees.