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Poisoned Schools: Invisible Threats, Visible Actions
Poisoned Schools

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The first installment in a series of reports addressing potential environmental health threats in schools and the first publication of CHEJ's Child Proofing Our Communities Campaign (CPOC).

"Poisoned Schools: Invisible Threats, Visible Actions" identifies factors that pose risks to children's environmental health in schools. These risks include:

-the deteriorating condition of school buildings.
-the trend of proposing new schools on contaminated land.
-the lack of school siting guidelines to ensure site safety and the use of toxic pesticides on school grounds.

The report offers specific recommendations to protect children from chemical contamination in air and soil surrounding schools exposure from toxic pesticides on school grounds. Featured in the report are:

-case studies.
-recommendations for school site selection and for developing integrated pest management programs.
-sample school siting and pest management surveys.
-resources for reducing chemical exposures in the school environment.

Page count: 79 pages

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