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Beyond Pesticides
Center for Health, Environment, and Justice
Generation Green
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
IPM for Pennsylvania
IPM in Schools
IPM Resource Center for Schools and Childcare Facilities (Southwest Technical Resource Center)
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
National Pesticide Information Center
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Safer Pest Control Project
US EPA Region 5 Pesticides Section


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A Mouse- and Pesticide-Free House
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Mice are cute, but not in your cereal box. This is a fact sheet provided by the Northwest Coalition for Alternative to Pesticides (the actual article was published by the Journal of Pesticide Reform). It is representative of the approach that the NCAP takes....
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Alphabetical List of Pesticide Fact Sheets
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: EPA's fact sheets on pesticides, associated risks, and advisories and announcements are available with updates as they occur.These can include a very broad range of topics such as "Citizens Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety", "Biopesticide Fact Sheets...
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As a parent, how do I get IPM implemented
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist
Summary: A five-step process is offered to help guide parents and PTA through the process of influencing their schools to develop and IPM program.
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Bug Spray
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Need to implement some type of insect, animal, lice, mite, odor, fungus, snake, lizard or just about any kind of pest control? If yes, you are probably on the right page. Their goal is to offer information on whatever is bugging you! Just scroll down t...
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CHEC's HealtheHouse A Resource for Environmental Health Risks Affecting Children
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Fact sheet - List - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Very interactive site. A virtual house starts the experience, however, explore the products, resources and protecting your kids sections for resources on how to reduce environmental health risks to children in and around the home (and in the classroom).
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Environmental Virtual Campus
Type: Web site
Summary: Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this virtual campus uses an engaging, intuitive format to highlight potential environmental issues at nine campus areas, and provides compliance information and good management practices on a number...
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Fight the Bite Integrated Pest Management
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: The University of Illinois Extension has provided a fact sheet on the West Nile Virus, it's transmission and relationship with humans as well as other mammals, and tips for reducing insect populations using an intergrated pest management system.
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General Pesticide Information
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Pesticide overviews and general information are accompanied by fact sheets and regulatory information (state, federal and laws). Additional content covers evaluating your pesticide risk, pesticide labels, waste disposal, pets and pesticides.
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Glossary of terms used in the pest control industry
Type: Glossary
Summary: A non-technical, interactive glossary of pest control industry terms.
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Green Flag Program
Type: Case Study - Checklist
Summary: The Green Flag Program is a project of the Child Proofing our Communities Campaign coordinated by the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. They offer a start up kit to help school communities learn about the program and its materials describe how to fo...
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Green Schools Checklist: Environmental Actions for Schools to Consider (PDF)
Type: Checklist
Summary: This checklist offers tips and resources to help schools identify opportunities to “green” their buildings and operations, ranging from the solid waste they generate, to the indoor environment they provide, to the energy and supplies they consume. Emphasis has...
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Guidelines for IPM in School & Childcare Pest Management Contracts
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: Five guidelines are provided for working with pest management contracting services. Be certain they are providing IPM rather than pest control.
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Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools in Washington
Type: Checklist - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide's primary focus is to recommend good health and safety practices to help ensure safer schools in the state of Washington. It is not aimed at prevention intentional violence in schools. It shall jointly prepare a guide for use by department personn...
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Health Effects of 48 Commonly Used Toxic Pesticides in Schools
Type: List
Summary: Insecticides, herbicides, fungicides commonly used in schools are identified along with known health effects (cancer, reproductive effects, neurotoxicity, kidney/liver damage, sensitizer/irritants).
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Household Products Database
Type: Article/Report - Database - Web site
Summary: Searchable database of products, ingredients, and material safety data sheets for auto products, inside the home, pesticides, landscape/yard, personal care/use, home maintenance, arts & crafts and pet care.
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How to Get Your Lawn & Garden off Drugs
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-Fiction

Authors, Rubin, Carole

ISBN 1-55017-320-0

The conflict between a pest-free lawn, vegetable patch or garden tears at environmentally conscious gardeners on an annual basis. This guide, while small (121 pages) offers val...

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How to Implement an Integrated Pest Management Program at Your Facility (Child Care Center)
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: What is Integrated Pest Management, Why is it important, Pesticeds and Human Health: Is there a concern, Are Pesticides Necessary, Starting IPM: Thinking Like a Pest, IPM is Common Sense Pest Control, Hiring and Working with a Pest Control Company for IPM Serv...
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IAQ Tools for Schools Kit - Ventilation Checklist
Type: Checklist
Summary: Checklists for administration, building maintenance, food service, health officer, integrated pest managmenet, renovation and repairs, school officials, teacher's classroom, ventilation, walk though inspection, and waste management are all available from this...
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Integrated Pest Management for Schools
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Safer Pest Control is working from the ground up to promote safe alternatives to pesticides in Illinois. Safer Pest Control Project N.F.P. (SPCP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the public health risks and environmental impacts of pesticide...
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Integrated Pest Management for Schools and Child Care Facilities
Type: Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Purdue's IPM for Schools and Child Care Facilities concentrates on the issues and needs of school and childcare facility administrators and provides a variety of resources. These are designed to help meet the needs of the school with special consideration to...
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Integrated Pest Management for Schools: A How-to Manual
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Integrated pest management principles in schools helpf to reduce contact with toxic substances in the school environment. EPA promotes integrated pest management through documents such as the IPM for Schools: A How-to Manual. IPM is a process that emplys a p...
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IPM and Notification Handbook
Type: Checklist - Database - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Response Plans - Web site
Summary: Safer Pest Control Project has produced an IPM Handbook for schools that contains an IPM and Notification Checklist, Summary of State Laws, Deginition, IPM Policy (including forms), IPM Participants and a lot of basic information for establishing an IPM progra...
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IPM for Pennsylvania Schools: A How-to Manual
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: Thi is a 136 page document available as a PDF or as hard copy by request to the source. Table of Contents includes how to get started, models for reference and sample plans as well as a fairly comprehensive section on technical information as applicable for Pe...
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IPM for Pennsylvania Schools: A How-To Manual Revised 2004 Edition
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: Specifically for Pennsylvania schools, this 136-page manual is available online in parts or in its entirety. You may also order hard copies of the manual; copies are free for all Pennsylvania school districts and $7 plus $5 shipping and handling per order for...
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IPM Learning Modules
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The IPM Learning Modules from Nebraska include an introduction to integrated pest management, assessment/evaluation, asthma triggers in schools, ipm treatment strategies and mod and indoor air quality in schools; school ground pest modules (birds, spiders, sti...
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IPM Resource Center for Schools and Childcare Facilities
Type: Checklist - Database - List - Web site
Summary: Texas Cooperative Extension and Texas A&M University have provided a comprehensive resource for IPM developed to promote IPM in schools and childcare facilities through the US. Pest sighting logs, inspection checklists, application and monitoring forms are pro...
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IPM Star Award for Organizations
Type: Article/Report
Summary: The IPM Star Certification Program recognizes and rewards IPM practicioners who meet a high standard of IPM This is available for professionals, organizations, prdoucts and services. It provides incentives for everyone to reduct pest and pesticde risks to heal...
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Kentucky IPM Picture Sheets
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Picture sheets for quick photo identification of pests (field crops, fruits, vegetables) and beneficial insects are provided. Additional fact sheets and manuals are provided for IPM of a great variety of pests.
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Mosquito Control and Safe Pesticide Use
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Documents include "Don't grow your own mosquitoes--a home and garden checklist (English and Spanish), "Mosquitoes, How to Control Them," and "Safety of Pesticides Used to Control Adult Mosquitoes." Eight documents are offered on mosquito control using safe me...
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National Pest Management Association Inc
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Language Options - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: This resource is designed for consumers and professionals in the pest control industry. The website offers teacher resources, activities for children interested in learning more about pests, and it offers a link to locate recommended professionals.
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Parent's Guide to Safer Pest Management in Schools (English)
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet identifies some of the primary concerns for pest control and laws that parents need to know.This is available in English and Spanish.
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Parent's Guide to Safer Pest Management in Schools (Spanish)
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet identifies some of the primary concerns for pest control and laws that parents need to know.This is available in English and Spanish.
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Pennsylvania IPM Program (The)
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: A valuable site for gaining information on many aspects of IPM. The education section includes resources for teachers complete with lessons for all grade levels.
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Pesticides Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: Slightly more technical glossary for pest management.
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Pesticides in Schools and Childcares: What are the health risks?
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: A two-page announcement that identifies some of the primary concerns about pesticide exposure in schools and childcare facilities.
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Poisoned Schools, Invisible Threats, Visible Actions
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 83-page report is a joint effort of organizations of the Child Proofing Our Communities Poisoned School Campaign. It identifies existing conditions (2001), harms created by improper school siting, pesticides and lack of information. It provides early eff...
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Practical Guide to Management of Common Pests in Schools
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This manual is designed to help school officials understand the principles of Integrated Pest Management and to aid them in implementing those principles into a comprehensive pest control program in their facilities. This is available as a 31-page pdf.
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Regulating Biopesticides
Type: List - Research - Web site
Summary: Before a pesticide can be marketed and used in the United States, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires that EPA evaluate the proposed pesticide to assure that its use will not pose unreasonable risks of harm to human health...
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School IPM (Pennsylvania IPM)
Type: Language Options - Web site
Summary: School IPM, which is part of Pennsylania's Community IPM program, is everybody's business because nothing is more important than the health of our children. PA IPM maintains a comprehensive school IPM program that is available to all 501 school districts in Pe...
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School IPM: IPM Standards Available for Schools
Type: Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Lessons, school building and school grounds standards, scorecards, inspection and sanitation techniques, and most of the basics are referenced and linked to in this downloadable PDF formatted document. The entire document is 165 and 1125 KB. Topics include pes...
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School Pesticide Reform Coalition
Type: Web site
Summary: "Children are among the most vulnerable to adverse health effects of pesticides. A variety of age-related physiological factors explain the increased sensitivity that children face. Not only do younger and smaller people by nature receive a higher dose of toxi...
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Schooling of State Pesticide Laws - 2002 Update
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 4-page pdf provides a review of state pesticide laws regarding schools and a table that summarizes how various states around the country protect children from pesticide exposure.
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Schools, Colleges and Universities: Products Containing Persistent, Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals (PBTs)
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This factsheet provides a list of products commonly used in educational institutions, the PBTs they contain, and PBT-free alternatives to these products. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)
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Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution and Why Scientists Disagree
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction

AuthorColleen Moore

ISBN019515391

Colleen Moore’s book identifies a troubling body of evidence. She shows how environmental pollution places an increasing and quantifiable burden on the education of American children. The book...

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Tour of Pest Problem Areas in Schools & Other Educational Presentations
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: A collection of powerpoint presentations have been made available of the following topics: What is School IPM?, Concepts of School IPM and Texas Requirements, A Tour of Pest Problem Areas in Schools, Pest Control Assessments in Public School Food Service Areas...
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Unidentified Inert Ingredients in Pesticides: Implications for Human and Environmental Health
Type: Article/Report
Summary: By statute or regulation in the United States and elsewhere, pesticide ingredients are divided into two categories: active and inert (sometimes referred to as other ingredients, adjuvants, or coformulants) . Despite their name, inert ingredients may be biologi...
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West Nile Virus Educational Materials
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: Various fact sheets and educational documents on West Nile Virus and mosquitos are available through the Fairfax County (Virginia) Health Department. Many of these are applicable throughout the country but what makes this desirable is sheets are provided in a...
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