PANNA: Resource Pointer #332 (Children’s Environmental Health)


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Resource Pointer #332 (Children’s Environmental Health)
August 13, 2003

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Safer Schools: Achieving a Healthy Learning Environment with Integrated Pest Management, 2003*
School Pesticide Reform Coalition and Beyond Pesticides. Looks at the implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in schools which calls for the use of cultural, mechanical, biological, and other non-toxic practices, and only introducing least-hazardous pesticide as a last resort. Highlights IPM programs and policies in 27 schools districts to outline the basic steps involved in implementing an IPM program. Available for free download at: Contact Beyond Pesticides 701 E Street, SE, Suite 200, Washington D.C., 20003; phone (202) 543-5450, fax (202) 543-4791; email; Web site

*America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses, 2003* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Documents environmental health threats to children including air and water pollution, pesticide residues in foods and the illnesses associated with these contaminants. Includes data of contaminants levels found in children’s bodies. 172 pages. Available for free download at: or as free hardcopy. Contact U.S. EPA/NSCEP, P.O. Box 42419, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242-0419; phone (800) 490-9198; fax (513) 489-8695; email; Web site

*Taking Action: Confronting the Health, Social and Environmental Factors Associated with Asthma in the Latino Community, 2002* Latino Issues Forum (LIF). Examines the rise in asthma amongst California’s Latino population highlighted by the increasing incidence of childhood asthma. Discusses the likely causes of such trends including decreasing air and water quality, limited access to health care, and overcrowding in schools. 57 pages. Available for free download or as free hardcopy. Contact LIF, 785 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103; phone (415) 284-7220; fax (415) 284-7222; email; Web site

*No Breathing in the Aisles: Diesel Exhaust Inside School Buses, 2001* Gina M. Soloman, Todd R. Campbell, Gail Ruderman Feuer, Julie Masters, Artineh Samkian, Kavita Ann Paul. Reports dangerous levels of diesel exhaust inside school buses and discusses the health risks posed to children and possible alternatives to diesel fuel. 63 pages. Available for free download at: or as hardcopy. Contact Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011; phone: (212) 727-2700; fax: (212) 727-1773; email; Web site

*School Pesticide Monitor: A Bi-Monthly Bulletin on Pesticides and Alternatives* Beyond Pesticides and National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides. Newsletter covering issues related to the use of pesticides in schools. Covers pesticide legislation, children’s environmental health threats, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other pesticide alternatives. Free mail subscription available by emailing Contact Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street, SE, Suite 200, Washington D.C., 20003; phone (202) 543-5450, fax (202) 543-4791; email; Web site

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