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2003 Legislation Reforming Pest Management Practices in Illinois Day Care Centers
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: The law amends the Child Care Act and identifies the requirements for Daycares.
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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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ABC's of IPM Implementation in your School District
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - Response Plans
Summary: This flow chart simplifies the process of IPM.
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Administrator Information--School IPM
Summary: This site provides links to forms, sample letters, contracts, regulatory information, sample policies that can help reduce time barriers for administrators.
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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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Beyond Pesticides State and Local School Pesticides Policies
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: An interactive map allows the capability of identifying your state and accessing current regulations regarding school pesticide policies.
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Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: Natural enemies (photographs and information), tutorials that include insect primers, IPM strategies and tactics and a comprehensive glossary make this site everything you would expect from Cornell University.
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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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Child Care IPM (Indiana)
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Some very basic information about IPM in childcare facilities with regulation information for Illinois and Indiana schools.
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Child Devleopment Center Become Nation's First "IPM Star"
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: A child development center that has been pesticide-free for over twelve years was recently awarded the first IPM STAR certification for a childcare facility in the nation.
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Children and Schools, Beyond Pesticides
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Beyond Pesticides is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to “working with allies to protect public health and environment, is leading the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. The founders, who established Beyond Pesticides as a nonprofit...
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Cockroach Allergens Have Greatest Impact on Childhood Asthma in Many U.S. Cities
Type: Article/Report
Summary: New results from a nationwide study on factors that affect asthma in inner-city children show that cockroach allergen appears to worsen asthma symptoms more than either dust mite or pet allergens. This research, funded by the National Institute of Environmenta...
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Cockroaches
Type: Fact sheet - List
Summary: This creepy crawly page, (using the language of the website designer) provides valuable insite into the biology and requirements of the Common, American, German, Brown-Banded, Smokey Brown and Australian Cockroaches. Suggestions for control are provided from...
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Cost of IPM in Schools
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Routine pesticide spraying is common in Illinois schools. The costs are varied, yet they can be reduced to provide cost-effective alternatives using IPM.
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Ensuring the Health of Schools and Playgrounds
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Schools need to be environmentally healthy places for children to learn and where teachers and other school employees can work. This sit address toxic metals used in school and playground structures, school pesticides and playground toxins as well as schoolsi...
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Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This user-friendly manual is organized into typical school departments (administration, academic, facilities operation and maintenance, grounds, custodial, transportation, nursing and printing. Within each “unit” are the various programs. Within facilities ope...
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EXTOXNET, The EXtension TOXicology NETwork
Type: Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Obtain toxicology and pesticide information briefs and profiles as well as factsheets.
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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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Gateway on Pesticide Hazards and Safe Management
Type: Web site
Summary: Beyond Pesticides has created a new database tool that is intended to provide decision and policy makers, practitioners and activists with easier access to current and historical information on pesticide hazards and safe pest management, drawing on and linking...
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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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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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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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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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Illinois Law Requires IPM in Childcare Facilities:Factsheet from Safer Pest Control Project
Type: Fact sheet - Response Plans
Summary: Public Act 93-0381 requires all Illinios licensed childcare facilities to use IPM. This fact sheet provides a brief explanation of the requirement.
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Indoor Air Program
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This is a portal to a variety of facts sheets and educational material links. Included are ABC's of Secondhand Smoke, Air Quality EnvironMinutes, Community Leader Kit for Women and Children, Sick Building Syndrome, Pesticides, Formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide,...
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Insect Identifier
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: Insect anatomy, taxonomy, and insect identifcation based upon winged, wingless, and modified wings. Nicely done, easy to use resource.
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Insects, Mites & Spiders: Articles & Resources
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: A guide to identify pests includes ants, bees/wasps, beetles/bugs, butterlies/moths,flies, termites, spiders as well as many others and pesticide resources.
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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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Integrated Pest Management in Schools: A Better Method
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Integrated Pest Management in Schools: A Better Method, is an educational video from the Safer Pest Control Project. It introduces schools to ways in which pesticide use can be reduced while increasing the effectiveness of pest control. This is designed to h...
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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 Gardeners
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-Fiction

Authors, Raymond A. Cloyd, Philip L. Nixon, and Nancy R. Pataky

ISBN 0-88192-647-7

IPM for Gardeners is a manual, first addressing the needs of plants, diseases and insects and other pests in the first thr...

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IPM for Parents and Teachers, California
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Glossary - List - Web site
Summary: Background information and guidance offer suggestions for implementing an IPM program at schools. This link is directed to parents and teachers. Included are examples of School IPM programs, information on pesticide hazards, regulations and sample policies.
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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 How Do You Spell It? Integrated Pest Management in Schools
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Topics covered in this 38-slide presentation includes pest control and healthm traditional pest control in schools, state-of-the-art pest control IPM.
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IPM How Do You Spell It? Integrated Pest Management in Schools
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Topics covered in this 38-slide presentation includes pest control and healthm traditional pest control in schools, state-of-the-art pest control IPM.
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IPM in Schools Nationwide Directory
Type: Article/Report - Database - List
Summary: Many states have taken different approaches regarding IPM in schools. Find out about the current status and requirements for EPA and schools in your state.
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IPM Institute of North America School IPM
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: IPM standards for school buildings and grounds, links, resources, as they apply to schools are provided in a very comprehensive format. An IPM school certification page is being developed.
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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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Minnesota's New IPM in Schools Legislation
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Model notices for school districts, information on Minnesota State Legislature, and other information that focuses on school legistlation and IPM policy.
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Model Laws and Policies
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: While modifying or creating policies for pest management review these models that can assist with guiding the process.
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Montana Weed Control Association
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: The Montana Weed Control Association provides descriptions of noxious weeds, with suggestions on how to control each. Recommendations include combinations of cultivation, selective herbicies and competitive crops. Mechanical (or cultivation)includes timing t...
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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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MSDS Databases
Type: Web site
Summary: Use this tool to conduct a search on MSDS information for anything from cleaning supplies, pesticides, to chemicals and art supplies used in the classroom.
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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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Native Plant Information Network
Type: Database - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The resources provided by he LBJ Wildflower Center include a native plants database, complete with an image gallery of almost 17,000 images, a national suppliers director and a national organizations directory, and a clearinghouse of publications.
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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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Pest Control in Schools and Child Care Centers (Spanish)
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet is designed to help Spanish-speaking parents understand the concerns for IPM.
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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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Quantitative Research Regarding Pest Management Practices in Minnesota K-12 Schools
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This report was generated in response to growing public converns over pest management practices in K-12 Minnesota schools. A survey concluding in 1999 resulted in a "statistically reliable survey" that could provide information on existing practices in the sc...
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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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Rodents and Others
Type: Fact sheet - List
Summary: Biological information as well as control for Brown and Black rats, mice, mink, squirrels, and a variety of other "rodents" are provided at this site. Biological information, reasons for concerns and indicators are provided. This may make some readers squirm...
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Safe Schools
Type: Article/Report - Checklist
Summary: Safe Schools, a project supported by the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Vocational-Technical, Career and Innovative Programs to help schools reduce risk from occupational safety and health hazards. The project is administered through the Public...
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Safer Schools
Type: Case Study - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: "The School Pesticide Reform Coalition advocates for every child's and school employee's right to an environmentally healthy school. The Coalition works protect children's and the public's health by supporting nationwide grassroots action and focusing local,s...
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School IPM 2015: A Strategic Plan for Integrated Pest Management in Schools in the United States
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Pest management practices in our nation's schools are in need of improvement. More than 50 published surveys and studies since 1994 have documented deficiencies including unmanaged pest infestations, unsafe and illegal use of pesticides, and unnecessary pestic...
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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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School-Based Study of Complex Environment al Exposures and Related Health Effects in Children (Part A) Exposure
Type: Article/Report - Research
Summary: The objectives of this study are to (1) document complex exposure patterns involving multiple acute exposures and exposures to chemical mixtures for school children (K - 5) from two low-income, racially diverse neighborhoods in Minneapolis, (2) examine tempora...
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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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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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WhatisIPM.org
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a term that pest professionals are familiar with; however, recent research conducted by the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) reveals that to 62% of homeowners IPM still remains a mystery. Providing a consumer fri...
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What's New at IPM
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Management of pests in field crops, fruits, vegetables, landscapes, greenhouses, as well as home, yard and garden areas assist teachers, home owners, and facility managers in decision making and development of management techniques. Pests can be tracked using...
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WHO Classification of Pesticides
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Pesticide Data Sheets (PDSs) - contain basic information for safe use of pesticides. The Pesticide Data Sheets are prepared by WHO in collaboration with FAO and give basic toxicological information on individual pesticides. Priority for issue of PDSs is given...
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