Media Releases

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Beyond Pesticides PSA on Healthy Schools - Video PSA, YouTube. Children face unique hazards from pesticide exposure. They take in more pesticides relative to their body weight than adults in the food they eat and air they breathe. Their developing organ systems often make them more sensitive to toxic exposure. Fortunately, organic solutions exist to keep you and your children safe.

Earth Share and the Ad Council's PSA on Pesticides in Schools - Audio MP3 file, 60 sec. Eliminating unnecessary toxic pesticide use in and around schools is a precautionary approach to protecting children’s health. A new radio PSA from Earth Share and the Ad Council highlights the dangers of toxic pesticides and ways to protect the health of children. Ask your local radio station to play this PSA. For more information, visit http://www.earthshare.org.

 Press Releases

Federal Bill Introduced to Protect Children from School Pesticide Use; New Study Documents State Progress in the Adoption of Safer Practices (December 2, 2009)

New Study Finds Pesticide Poisoning at Nation’s Schools: Group Calls for National Legislation to Protect Children(July 27, 2005)

Report Documents Safer Schools That Protect Children From Unnecessary Pesticide Exposure (April 17, 2003)

Study Finds Over One-Quarter of U.S. School Districts Adopt Plans to Restrict Children's Exposure to Pesticides (January 6, 2003)

Farm Bill Passes Senate with School Pest Management and Pesticide Right-to-Know Amendment,
Legislation Will Curtail Children’s Pesticide Exposure
SEPA reintroduced in Senate Farm Bill (February, 13, 2002)

Education Conference Committee Kills School Pesticide Amendment (November 30, 2001)

Education Conference Committee to Vote on School Pesticide Amendment; Amendment's Sponsor, Senator Torricelli, Issues Document with School Officials' Support (November 30, 2001)

Broad Coalition Urges Education Conference Committee To Protect Children from Pesticides in Schools; Historic Accord Between Environmentalists and Pesticide, Pest Management Industries (November 27, 2001)

Senate Measure to Protect Children from Pesticides in Jeopardy in the House; Historic Public Interest and Industry Agreement Threatened by House Agriculture Committee; Emergency Hearing Scheduled for July 18, 2001 (July 10, 2001)

Children's Pesticide Exposure to be Curtailed Under U.S. Senate Education Bill; Historic Agreement Between Environmental, Health, Education and Labor Groups and Chemical and Pest Management Industry On School Pesticide Use (June 19, 2001)

School Environment Protection Act (SEPA) Introduced to Protect Children From Hazardous Pesticides Used In and Around Schools(October 13, 1999)