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Beyond Pesticides: Federal Bill Introduced To Protect Children From School Pesticide Use; New Study Document State Progress In The Adoption Of Safer Practices
December 9, 2009, 10:32 am
Filed under: Advocacy, News

Washington, DC, December 2, 2009 –

When children attend school, it is assumed that they are going to a safe environment, free of toxic chemicals that could harm them. New legislation seeks to make this assumption a reality. With the introduction of the School Environment Protection Act of 2009 (SEPA), H.R. 4159, members of Congress and public health, school employee, children’s health and environmental groups are saying that it is time to stop the unnecessary use of dangerous chemicals and assist schools in the adoption of safer strategies to prevent and manage pest problems. U.S. Representative Rush Holt and 14 of his colleagues put the legislation forward with the foundation of more than a decade of state and local school pest management and pesticide use policies and on-the-ground experience from across the country.

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