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Green Schools Offer Healthier Classrooms -- and Might Boost Test Scores
Beyond Pesticides - Children and Schools
State and Local School Pesticide Policies
School Pesticide Reform Coalition
Healthy Schools Network
LEAN's Healthy Schools, Healthy Students Project
Pesticides lurk in daycare centers
The Doors of Perception: Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything
New law: Schools can't force meds on kids
Deadly Immunity - Mercury in Childhood Vaccines May Have Caused Autism
Get a mercury hair sample kit
How To Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations Of All Kinds
National Vaccine Information Center
America's Top 10 Green Schools
Environmental Health Policy - Dragonfleye Charter School
Smoke Free/Scent Free - Dalhousie University
Environmental Toxicants and Developmental Disabilities
Environment & Human Health, Inc.
Pesticides in Schools: Reducing the Risks
Our Kids Are Being Poisoned And We Can Stop It
Chemical Poisons Cause Increasing Levels of Illness - Tobacco Blamed
Pesticides and Cancer
Resources for Schools - Indoor Air Quality
Healthy School Environments
IAQ Design Tools for Schools
IPM in Schools
Managing Asthma in the School Environment
Louisiana Department of Education
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools
St. Tammany District PTA
Louisiana Governor Recognizes Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
"Few parents are aware that sending their children to school can be like playing a dangerous game of Russian roulette; that school can be a hazardous place for kids and teachers alike." Learn about the sick school syndrome and what can be done to protect our children and teachers.
This year the St. Tammany Parish School Board wants to raise school taxes instead of working within its means or improving school health environment. It's website says "Smoking is not permitted in any School Board facility." It also needs to say "Pesticides is not permitted in any School facility."
The Danger of Household Insecticides Confirmed in Recent Study: What You Can Do Instead
A study by French researchers has found that using insecticides -- either in the home or garden -- increases the risk of childhood leukemia.
Warning for Teachers
Each year we see scores of teachers who have the same story. It goes something like this: Because there was an increasing need for their special educational services, a new classroom has to be created for them. Sometimes the "new" room was actually a larger room that was partitioned off into smaller rooms. This partitioning often left the newly created room without windows and/or without the full use of a ventilation system. Sometimes the room was a converted janitor's closet where cleaning supplies, pesticides, mops and buckets were stored. Because it was originally designed as a storage closet, it also had no windows and was not part of the ventilation system.
As part of the renovation, the newly partitioned room or closet was emptied, painted and carpeted. Children who took classes in this room usually did so for a maximum of one period a day, but the teacher often spent her entire day, five days a week, in this renovated, under-ventilated small room.
Over a period of time, she developed a large array of symptoms, depending upon the individuals, but the commonest by far was always "brain fog". She gradually became spacey, dizzy, dopey, felt as though she couldn't concentrate well and was exhausted or depressed for no apparent reason. She usually had a host of other complaints that seemed unrelated, such as irritable bowel, headaches, recurrent sinus infections, body aches and arthritis, nausea and irritable bowel, unexplained mood swings, painful or irregular menstrual periods, and much more. Read on.
Toxic Teacher Syndrome: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
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Antidepressants May Trigger Violent Behavior
Children face danger in the schoolyard grass from pesticides
Unthinkable Risk: How Children Are Exposed and Harmed When Pesticides Are Used at School
Study finds widespread pesticide use in the homes, schools and parks of low-income urban children
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