Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS)
Resource Pointer #270
For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Integrated Pest Management in Schools: A Better Method, 1999* Video produced by Safer Pest Control Project. Provides overview of integrated pest management (IPM) as a practical alternative to chemical pest control. Includes advantages, basic methods, costs and other IPM resources. Features interviews with school director, pest control contractor, IPM specialist, parent and teacher. 12 minutes. US$6.00. Contact Safer Pest Control Project, 25 E. Washington, Suite 1515, Chicago, IL 60602; phone (312) 641-5575; fax (312) 641-5454; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.spcpweb.org.
*Environmental Working Group (EWG) Web site on Pesticides near Schools* http://www.ewg.org/california. Features detailed information on pesticides used within 1.5 miles of every California school in 1998. Search for schools by county and then name. Allows community members to determine pesticide exposure risk. Contact Environmental Working Group, 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 1515, Oakland, CA 94612; phone (510) 444-0973; fax (510) 444-0982; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.ewg.org.
*Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Standards for Schools, 2000* Includes IPM school curricula, practice surveys, news, and directory of IPM organizations. Provides IPM certification for schools fulfilling criteria. 128 pp. Free at http://www.ipminstitute.org/school.htm; bound print document US$15. Contact IPM Institute of North America, 1914 Rowley Ave, Madison, WI 53705; phone (608) 232-1528; fax (608) 232-1530; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.ipminstitute.org.
*Clear Water Fund and Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (GBPSR) Web site on Resource and Action Center on Children and the Environment* http://www.preventingharm.org. Focuses on recent GBPSR report “In Harm’s Way” about connection between toxic pollution and developmental disabilities. Explains behavioral, learning and physiological impairment associated with specific chemicals. Contact Clean Water Fund, 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite A300-16, Washington, DC 20008-2328; phone (202) 895-0432; fax (202) 895-0438; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.cleanwaterfund.org.
*New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides Web site* http://www.cehn.org/cehn/resourceguide/nycap.html. Offers many online and print guides for prevention and alternatives to synthetic chemicals for pests (head lice, stinging insects) and weeds common to schools. Facilitates school Integrated Pest Management (IPM) conferences in New York. Discusses pesticides and health impacts on children. Contact New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, 353 Hamilton Street, Albany, New York 12210-1709; phone (518)426-8246; fax (518) 426-3052; email email@example.com; Web site http://www.cehn.org/cehn/resourceguide/nycap.html.
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