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A survey of California public school districts' ant and weed management practices and a review of their use of IPM.
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PMID:  22533120     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages school officials to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) to reduce children's exposure to potentially harmful pesticides. In California, the Healthy Schools Act of 2000 (HSA) establishes right-to-know requirements for pesticide use in public schools; requires school districts to designate an IPM coordinator; and requires the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to collect pesticide-use information from pest control businesses, conduct IPM training workshops, and promote least-toxic pest management practices. DPR periodically surveys school districts statewide to measure compliance with the HSA and the use of least-toxic management practices compatible with IPM and to guide DPR's training and outreach efforts. Results from three surveys, conducted in 2001, 2002, and 2004, show that an increasing number of districts use ant management practices compatible with IPM; however, fewer districts use IPM-compatible weed management practices. DPR's California School IPM program plans to develop technical materials and to conduct training workshops that will provide districts with more information about how to use an IPM program to prevent and manage weeds.
Carole Barnes; Sandra Sutherland; Madeline Brattesani; Larry Wilhoit; Belinda Messenger
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental health     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0022-0892     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Health     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405525     Medline TA:  J Environ Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pesticide Regulation, Pest Management & Licensing, Sacramento, CA 95812, USA.
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