Publications and Reports

Material from Beyond Pesticides

Range of resources, scientific information, and concise talking points to help you make the case on the hazards and alternatives to toxic pesticide use.

Bullet-point summaries of peer-reviewed literature relating pesticide exposure to health impacts that are all too common among children today.

Transcribed talk from Dean Baker, MD, MPH, professor emeritus of medicine, epidemiology and public health in the School of Medicine, and former director for 23 years of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of California Irvine, California from Beyond Pesticides 36th National Pesticide Forum.

Straightforward, easy to digest FAQ on pesticides, in pamphlet form.

Case study highlighting the health impacts of the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos on children’s development.

A “go-to” resource for many advocates. Provides data on health effects of common pesticides in a simple, easy to understand chart.

Cited fact sheet providing the data advocates need to make the case for changes to school pesticide policy.

An overview of some of the basics regarding the use of pesticides in schools.

Material from Outside Sources

A document produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding health concerns from pesticide that every parent should be aware of.

Landmark report from an esteemed professional medical organization calling for “timely action to identify and reduce exposure to toxic environmental agents while addressing the consequences of such exposure.”

Landmark report from an esteemed professional medical organization indicating that “children encounter pesticides daily and have unique susceptibilities to their potential toxicity,” and calling for policies that reduce children’s exposure to pesticides.

A review of how school districts have implemented New York’s Child Safe Playing Fields Act