The School Pesticide Monitor

Issue Archives

July/August 2016 (Vol 16, No 4)

May/June 2016 (Vol 16, No 3)

March/April 2016 (Vol 16, No 2)

January/February 2016 (Vol 16, No 1)

November/December 2015 (Vol. 15, No. 6)

September/October 2015 (Vol. 15, No. 5)

July/August 2015 (Vol. 15 No. 4)
Leave the Toxins Behind When You Go Back to School!

May/June 2015 (Vol. 15 No. 3)
CT Bill to Ban Pesticides on Public Playgrounds, But Not High School Fields
Pyrethroid Pesticide Use Increases ADHD in Adolescent Boys, Says New Study

March/April 2015 (Vol. 15 No. 2)
Commonly Used Pesticide Increases Risk of ADHD
More Research Finds Organic Diet Leads to Lower Pesticide Levels in the Body

January/February 2015 (Vol. 15 No. 1)
California Schools Implement Stronger Pesticide Requirements
House Panel Rejects Hawai'i Bill to Impose School and Hospital Buffer Zones

November/December 2014 (Vol. 14 No. 6)
GAO Report Sounds Alarm Again on Poor Pesticide Controls
USDA Reports Pesticide Residues on Over Half of Food Tested

September/October 2014 (Vol. 14 No. 5)
Doctor Links Allergic Reaction to Antibiotics Used in Food Eaten by Child
Emory University to Ban Neonicotinoids from Campus

July/August 2014 (Vol. 14 No. 4)
School's Back in Session, Leave the Toxins Behind!
Tips for Organizing to Improve Your School's Pest Management Program

May/June 2014 (Vol. 14 No 3)
Report Finds Numerous Schools Near Toxic Pesticide Fields
EPA's Response on Pesticide Drift and Children's Health Challenged

March/April 2014 (Vol. 14 No 2)
Scientists Determine 99.6% of Lice Resistant to Chemical Treatment
EPA Awards Over $500,000 for Integrated Pest Management at Schools

January/February 2014 (Vol. 14 No 1)
Feds Move to Dismiss Parent's Lawsuite to Protect Children From Pesticides
Children Exposed to Increasing Concentrations of Pyrethroid Insecticides

November/December 2013 (Vol. 13 No. 6)
Behavioral Problems in Children Linked to Insecticides
Illinois to Improve Pesticide Restriction Enforcement

September/October 2013 (Vol. 13 No. 5)
Parents Sue EPA for Continued Failure to Protect Kids
Concerned Parents Mobilize to Prevent Pesticide Use
Mobilize Your School District

July/August 2013 (Vol. 13 No. 4)
Think Green, Practice Organic This Semester!
Back to School Tips, Including:
Triclosan Products to Avoid, Keeping Schools Green, and More

May/June 2013 (Vol. 13 No. 3)
Mosquito Management for Summer Vacation
BEE Protective for Kids

March/April 2013 (Vol. 13 No. 2)
Brain Tumors in Children Linked to Parental Exposure
Preliminary Volatilization Assessment of Chlorpyrifos Finds Risks to Children

January/February 2013 (Vol. 13 No. 1)
FDA Continues to Allow Toxic Lice Shampoo
Report Finds Children at Risk from Pesticides in Maine

November/December 2012 (Vol. 12 No. 6)
Children at Risk from Cumulative Pesticide Exposure
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Rising Food Allergies

September/October 2012 (Vol. 12 No. 5)
Pediatricians Say Organic Reduces Pesticide Exposure
Pesticides Are Key Contributor to Childhood Disease

July/August 2012 (Vol. 12 No. 4)
Boys May Be More Vulnerable to Pesticide than Girls
School District Violates State IPM Law

May/June 2012 (Vol. 12 No. 3)
Mothball Pesticide Linked to Health Effect in Children
Congressman Asks FDA to Ban Toxic Lice Treatment

March/April 2012 (Vol. 12 No. 2)
School Environment Protection Act 2012 Introduced
Students Vote to Ban Triclosan on Campus

January/February 2012
(Vol. 12 No. 1)
Connecticut School Pesticide Ban Under Attack
Essentials Components for a Comprehensive IPM Program

November/December 2011 (Vol. 11 No. 6)
School Chooses Organic Company for Healthy, Affordable Lunches
Free IPM Webinar on How to Prevent Pesticide Exposure in Schools

September/October 2011 (Vol. 11 No. 5)
Students Poisoned by Pesticides Sprayed on Field Outside of Classroom
Voluntary Program Evaluating Children's Toxic Exposure Flawed

July/August 2011 (Vol. 11 No. 4)
Beyond Pesticides' Back-to-School Checklist

May/June 2011 (Vol. 11 No. 3)
Studies Showcase the High Cost of Environmental Illness in Children
Denver Mom Petions to Get Pesticides Off of School Grounds

March/April 2011 (Vol. 11 No. 2)
Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Lower IQ in School-Aged Children
Sixth Graders Urge Community to Stop Cosmetic Pesticide Use
California Once Again Introduces Legislation to Ban Pesticides in Schools

January/February 2011 (Vol. 11 No. 1)
New Jersey Bill Prohibits Pesticides on School Lawns
Schools in Colorado Begin to Embrace IPM
Rat Poisons Continue to Threaten Children

November/December 2010 (Vol. 10 No. 6)
Negligent Bed Bug Extermination at School Demonstrates Need for IPM
Organic Food Program Teaches Children Self Sufficiency, Good Health

September/October 2010 (Vol. 10 No. 5)
Toxic Load from Pesticides in Children's Diets May be Underestimated
Report Examines the High Cost of Environmental Illness in Michigan
California Bill Requiring IPM in Schools Vetoed by Governor

July/August 2010 (Vol. 10 No. 4)
Grassroots Efforts Make Resounding Impacts on Local Pesticide Policies
Indiana Schools Propose Mandatory Pesticide Reduction Policy
Urge Your Local School to Adopt Triclosan-Free Model Resolution

May/June 2010 (Vol. 10 No. 3)
Report Shows Organic Turf Programs Cost Less than Chemical Programs
Child Safe Playing Field Act Signed into Law by New York Governor
Everyday Exposure to Pesticides Linked to ADHD in Children

March/April 2010 (Vol. 10 No. 2)
Childhood Exposure to Insecticides Associated with Brain Tumors
Children Still Exposed to Toxic Arsenic in Playground Equipment
Biomonitoring Links Brain Effects to Neurotoxic Chemical Exposure

January/February 2010 (Vol. 10 No. 1)
Federal School Pest Management Bill Introduced in Congress
New Study Documents Progress in State School Pesticide Laws
Groups Petition EPA to Ban Non-Medical Uses of Triclosan

November/December 2009 (Vol. 9 No. 6)
Harvard University Proves Organic Lawns Build Healthier Soils
Child’s Death Renews Call for Bug Bomb Ban
Elevated Childhood Cancer Rates Near Agricultural Pesticide Use

September/October 2009 (Vol. 9 No. 5)
District’s Model Lunch Program Offers Organic, Local Choices
Commonly Used Pesticides Linked To Childhood Cancer
This School Year, Fight Germs without Hazardous Antibacterials

July/August 2009 (Vol. 9 No. 4)
Two States Move Away from Lawn Pesticides at Day Care Centers
Oregon Passes School IPM Legislation
Scientists Study Children’s Exposure to Pesticides, Urge EPA Act

May/June 2009 (Vol. 9 No. 3)
Birth Defects Linked to Pesticide Exposure at Time of Conception
Hazardous Pesticide Use in North Carolina Child Care Centers
Virginia Adopts Weakened School IPM Bill

March/April 2009 (Vol. 9 No. 2)
Branford, CT Finds Success with Organic Playing Fields
Document Seeks to Bolster School IPM Adoption Nationwide
The School Pesticide Monitor is Going Digital

January/February 2009 (Vol. 9 No. 1)
Pyrethroid Pesticide Affects Puberty at Low Levels
Study Shows Pesticides Contaminate Homes and Daycares
Report Documents School Pesticide Poisoning Incidents

November/December 2008 (Vol. 8 No. 6)
New Study Shows Herbicides Increase Cancer Risk
Hot Air Found More Effective Than Chemical Lice Treatments
Air Monitoring Near School Finds Hazardous Pesticides

September/October 2008 (Vol. 8 No. 5)
Establish Organic Landscapes and Playing Fields This Fall
New Law Bans Some Toxic Chemicals in Children's Toys

July/August 2008 (Vol. 8 No. 4)
The Organic Solution to Climate Change
Pesticide-Free Policies for Town Fields and Parks
U.S. House Passes New Bill to Help Schools Go Green

May/June 2008 (Vol. 8 No. 3)
California County Attempts to Stop Chemical Trespass
County Honors Earth Heroes at Schools
EPA Releases Children's Health Research Study
Greenwich, CT Bans Pesticides on Town Athletic Fields

March/April 2008 (Vol. 8 No. 2)
Latest Studies Confirm the Risks of Antibacterial Products

January/February 2008 (Vol. 8 No. 1)
School Pesticide Poisonings Spur State to Consider Legislation
Pesticide Exposure May Increase Risk of Asthma
Pesticides Found in Children Who Eat Chemically-Treated Foods

November/December 2007 (Vol. 7 No. 6)
Schools Across Nation Adopt Safer Pest Management Programs
Study Links Household Pesticide Use to Childhood Cancer

September/October 2007 (Vol. 7 No. 5)
CDC Links School Environment to Academic Achievement
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Rising Autism Rates
NIOSH Recommends Reducing Pesticide Exposure at Schools

July/August 2007 (Vol. 7 No. 4)
Pesticides on Back-To-School Agenda
New WHO Report Focuses on Children's Susceptibility to Chemicals

May/June 2007 (Vol. 7 No. 3)
Connecticut and Oregon Lead the Way to Healthy Schools
Canadian Study Finds Thousands of Children Acutely Poisoned Each Year

March/April 2007 (Vol. 7 No. 2)
EPA Allows Red Cross Symbol on Pesticide Products; Groups Say Label Misleads on Consumer Safety and Violates Law
How to Choose Green Cleaning Products

January/February 2007 (Vol. 7 No. 1)
Persistent Pesticides linked to ADHD, Obesity, and Diabetes
Pre-School Parents Win Right-to-Know

November/December 2006 (Vol. 6 No. 6)
Researchers Warn That Chemicals Impair Brain Development
Schoolyard Gardens Found To Be Valuable Educational Tools
Steps to Safe Head Lice Control

September/October 2006 (Vol. 6 No. 5)
Study Finds Pesticide Residues at Day Care Centers Around the Country
This Fall, Take Simple Steps to Convert Your School's Lawn to Organic
Take Action This School Year

July/August 2006 (Vol. 6 No. 4)
State Legislature Votes Toxics Out of North Carolina Schools
Senator Jeffords Introduces Bipartisan Green Building Legislation
EPA Completes Pesticide Reviews Aimed at Protecting Children, But Groups Say the System is Broken

May/June 2006 (Vol. 6 No. 3)
Pesticides and Playing Fields: Are We Unintentially Harming Our Children?
Mosquito Madness: How to Repel Mosquitos Safely

March/April 2006 (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Three New Studies Warn of Pesticide Dangers to Children
Building the Movement: Taking School IPM from Policy to Implementation

January/February 2006 (Vol. 6 No. 1)
Organic Food Movement Grows in Schools and Homes: Scientific Evidence Shows that Organic Diets Keep Chemicals out of Children
National Survey Estimates 4.4 Million Kids Diagnosed With ADHD
How to Get Your School to Go Organic

November/December 2005 (Vol. 5 No. 6)
School Updates from Around the Country Show Progress
Antibacterial Follow-up: Groups Ask FDA to Ban Antibacterial Products Containing Triclosan
Common Pesticide Poisons Homes

September/October 2005 (Vol. 5 No. 5)
Asthma, Children and Pesticides: What You Should Know To Protect Your Family
Back-to-School Actions
The Cockroach Conundrum

July/August 2005 (Vol. 5 No. 4)
Connecticut Passes School Lawn Pesticide Bill
North Carolina School District Adopts IPM Plan to Protect Children
Playing Fields and Pesticides Update: U.S. Youth Soccer Dissolves Partnership with TruGreen/Chemlawn
Sign the National School Pesticide Reform Protocol

May/June 2005 (Vol. 5 No. 3)
Common Antibacterial Soaps Found to Threaten Children's Health; Found to Offer No Added Protection From Bacteria
Staying Clean and Healthy Without Triclosan

March/April 2005 (Vol. 5 No. 2)
The Organic School Garden: Hands on Teaching of Environmental Health Values
How to Start an Organic School Garden in Your Community

January/February 2005 (Vol. 5 No. 1)
School Board Opposes Community Pesticide Use
Children's Pesticide Exposure Study Postponed
Iowa School wins IPM STAR Award for Excellence
Preparing for Springtime Turf Care: What to Know about Preemergent Herbicides and Lawn Care

November/December 2004 (Vol. 4 No. 6)
Students Lobby for Pesticide Reform
Organic Food on the Rise in Schools
ChemLawn/U.S. Youth Soccer Update

September/October 2004 (Vol. 4 No. 5)
Integrated Pest Management More Effective Than Toxic Pesticides
Research Shows Pesticide Dangers to Children
Educational Posters Fight West Nile at School

July/August 2004 (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Toxics Drift Into School Hallways
What You Can Do About Pesticide Drift
Pesticides and Playing Fields: An Unhealthy Mix

May/June 2004 (Vol. 4 No. 3)
Schools' Safer Pest Management Programs Get Certified
Philadelphia Students Help Rid School Bugs
NC and MI Strengthen State IPM Programs
Common Weedkiller (Glyphosate) Found in Children

March/April 2004 (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Pesticide Exposure Linked to Elevated Asthma Rates
School's Mold Spray Program Under Criminal Investigation
Responding to the Threat of Toxic Cleaning Products

January/February 2004 (Vol. 4 No.1)
Fewer Pesticides and Fewer Pests at School
Case Study: IPM at Wake School System, NC
What to Do When Spiders Come to School

November/December 2003 (Vol. 3 No. 6)
Goats Aid School Campus
Get Involved!
How to Handle Wasps at School

September/October 2003 (Vol. 3 No. 5)
U.S. Senate Green Buildings Report Released, Recommends School Health Improvements and Passage of SEPA
Report Shows Poisons and Pests Decline with IPM
Back to School Check List for Safer Pest Prevention

July/August 2003 (Vol. 3 No. 4)
The Benefits of Organic to Children
California School District Provides Children with Organic and Sustainable Foods
Farm-to-School Programs: Getting Local Food to School Cafeterias

May/June 2003 (Vol. 3 No. 3)
Schools Nationwide Document a Growing Trend to Adopt Safer Practices: Safer Schools Report Released
Safer Schools Select Report Highlights

March/April 2003 (Vol. 3 No.2)
Three New Reports Reveal Children's Chemical Exposure
Two California Bills Guard Children From Toxic Pesticides
Weeding Out Toxic Pesticides
Is Your School Implementing A Pest Management Program That Doesn't Harm Students and Staff?

November/December 2002 (Vol. 2 No. 6)
In 2002, Four States Strengthen Their School Pesticide Laws
Toxic Mold!
Studies Find Pesticides in Children's Bodies
Create A Safer School Environment: How to Move Beyond Pesticides and Adopt Safer Pest Management Programs

September/October 2002 (Vol. 2 No. 5)
U.S. EPA Encourages Schools to Adopt Better Pest Management Practices
Pesticides Linked to Childhood Cancer...Again
Beyond Pesticides Launches State Pages
Least Toxic Control of Head Lice

July/August 2002 (Vol 2. No. 4)
Iowa Communities Keep Lawns Green Without Toxic Pesticides
Building Blocks for School IPM
NY Legislature Passes Bill To Protect Children from CCA-Treated Playground Equipment
Least-Toxic Control of Mosquitoes
The Hazards of DEET

May/June 2002 (Vol. 2 No.3)
Pennsylvania Passes Pesticide Notification Act
2002 School Pesticide Update
Protecting Your Child From CCA-treated Wood
Least-Toxic Lawn Care

January/February 2002 (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Two More States Receive Gold Stars for Improved Pesticide Policies
Steps Toward Expelling Pesticides from Your School
Mouse Control: Preventing and Controlling Mice in Schools

November/December 2001 (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Education Conference Committee Kills School Pesticide Amendment
Senator Edward M. Kennedy Speaks Out for SEPA
Cockroach Control
Students Run the Show in Detroit School

September/October 2001 (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Five Town Community School District (CSD) in Camden, Maine Adopts IPM
Update on the School Environment Protection Act
Arsenic Risk Upped in Playground Equipment
Is Your School Practicing IPM?
University Study Finds Traces of Pesticides in Children

July/August 2001 (Vol. 1 No. 3)
School Environment Protection Act (SEPA) Passes in Senate Education Bill, Moves to Conference Committee
Sample Letter to Education Conference Committee
New School Pest Management Policy in Portland OR

May/June 2001 (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Act Now to Curtail Children's Exposure to School Pesticides
The School Environmental Protection Act of 2001 (SEPA)

March/April 2001 (Vol. 1, No. 1)
What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
Another School District Finds Success in Implementing IPM
Arsenic Found to Leach from Playground Equipment
Eight State School Pesticide Laws are in the Works