Chemicals in Classrooms. Pesticides and Maintenance Chemicals in Vermont Schools.

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This report is the second in a series of studies on the serious threat toxic chemical use may pose to the health of Vermont's children, teachers, and school staff. Of the sources of toxic chemical exposure, pesticides and maintenance chemicals potentially pose the most serious threat. Parts 1 and 2 of this report outline the health effects of exposure to toxic pesticides and maintenance chemicals. Part 3 discusses the numerous short- and long-term impacts these chemicals may have on a child's physiological development. Part 4 presents the results of a School Pesticide & Maintenance Chemical Use Questionnaire. Part 5 offers some possible solutions concerned parents, teachers, children, and school officials may take to remove these chemicals from the classrooms. (Appendices contain recommendations by the New York Board of Regents, and resources for further information.)
Sterling, Peter; Browning, Brigid
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