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Resource Pointer #378 Children’s Environmental Health
February 16, 2005

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

*GreenCare for Children, 2004* Grassroots Environmental Education. A study of environmental hazards in schools and childcare settings that details the presence of substances–specifically pesticides, lead, and indoor air quality factors–that are known or suspected to cause harm. The authors demonstrate that children are frequently exposed to environmental hazards that may be preventable, and that childcare providers need the training and tools necessary to prevent this harm to our most vulnerable population. 46 pages. Available as a free download at Contact Urban-Ag Ecology, attn: Phil Boise, 41 Hollister Ranch, Gaviota, CA 93117, phone (805) 567-1420; fax (805) 567-1420; email

*Making a Difference: Indicators to Improve Children’s Environmental Health, 2003* World Health Organization. Directed at decision-makers and technical experts in the field of environmental health, the report details criteria for designing, collecting and reporting children’s environmental health indicators. Enclosed CD-ROM contains a set of template indicators for the links between environmental exposures and the five biggest health threats, risks, and diseases of children under five. 46 pages. Includes CD. $13.50. Contact World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; phone (41 22) 791-2476; fax (41 22) 791-4857; website; email        

*Our Children At Risk, 2004* Video. Grassroots Environmental Education. Explores the latest scientific research linking environmental toxins to children’s health outcomes. Based on interviews with leading experts in the field, this program informs parents about the risks toxins pose to children and suggests precautions to take in homes, schools and communities. 30 minutes. $14.95. Contact Grassroots Environmental Education, 52 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050; phone (516) 883-0887; fax (516) 944-6586; website; email

*Pediatric Environmental Health 2nd Edition, 2003* American Academy of Pediatrics. Created as a tool for physicians to identify, treat, and prevent pediatric environmental health hazards. This 2nd edition updates and expands the scope of the original publication with 10 new chapters on emerging environmental threats, and updated content for a wide range of health hazards. 721 pages. $44.95. Contact The American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098; phone (847) 434-4000; fax (847) 434-8000; website; email  

*Safer Schools: Achieving a Healthy Learning Environment Through Integrated Pest Management, 2003* School Pesticide Reform Coalition and Beyond Pesticides. Intended to inform the school community members and activists, policy makers and pest management practitioners who are all critical in implementing effective Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs in schools. The report explains what an IPM program is and why it is necessary; highlights 27 school districts and individual school IPM policies and programs; and, outlines the basic steps to getting a school IPM program adopted.  52 pages. Available as a free download at Contact School Pesticide Reform Coalition; c/o Beyond Pesticides, 701 E Street S.E. Suite 200, Washington DC 20003; phone (202) 543-5450; fax (202) 543-4791; email


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