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School Pest Management in the News Archive 1

The following headlines were culled from a search of articles in publications containing 
the words "school" plus "pest," "pesticide," or "integrated pest management" from July  
2000 through June 2003. 

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For articles from July 2003 through May 2005, visit the school headlines archive 2 page.

A YOUNG INVENTOR CREATING QUITE A BUZZ
The New York Times, 22 June 2003, 1356 words, (English) 
AS Connecticut braces for what could be an unusually harsh mosquito season, bringing an increased threat of diseases like the West Nile virus and Eastern Equine encephalitis, an invention by an Old Lyme high school student could help keep ... 

SPRAY WHAT? | PESTICIDE LEGISLATION IS JUST TOO BROAD 
The San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 June 2003, 296 words, (English) 
Should the state prohibit toxic pesticides from being used on public school property? A bill by Assemblywoman Judy Chu, D- Monterey Park, to do precisely that has cleared the lower chamber and is before the Senate. But like so many ...

PESTICIDE BANS A MIXED BLESSING
The Hamilton Spectator, Canada,16 June 2003, 829 words, (English) 
Invoking the precautionary principle, old-school environmental activist groups are clamoring for bans and restrictions on the use of "ornamental" or "cosmetic" pesticides, the chemicals used to protect people's lawns, gardens and trees. 

BOARD MULLS OVERLOOKED CHEMICAL LAW
Bangor Daily News, ME, 14 June 2003, 519 words, (English) 
AUGUSTA - Lawns and gardens aren't the only places being treated with pesticides this time of year. The disinfectant chemicals used to treat swimming pools, household mold and municipal sewage all fall under the category of pesticides.

BUG SPRAY CONTROVERSY IN COUNCIL'S HANDS; CITY MAY USE AUTHORIZED PESTICIDE TO KILL THREAT OF WEST NILE VIRUS 
The Hamilton Spectator, Canada, 10 June 2003, 907 words, (English) 
The bad guy these days is the mosquito, the insect that spreads the West Nile virus. Three decades ago, public enemy number one was the fly. 

LOCAL PESTICIDE RESPONSE EXAMINED - MORE TRAINING TO IDENTIFY EXPOSURE AMONG TASK FORCE'S RECOMMENDATIONS
The San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA, 8 June 2003, 446 words, (English) 
A pesticide task force says the county lacks an "efficient and sensitive" way to respond to reports of possible pesticide exposure, and recommends several improvements. ... 

LEARNING CAN BE FUN
Herbert River Express, Australia, 29 May 2003, 346 words
A NEW life-sized board game is helping to spread the message about the importance of pest and weed management. Department of Natural Resources and Mines (NRM) project officer Andrew Petroeschevsky said the game, `Pest Patrol', highlight the ... 

ARSENIC FEARS RUSH REMOVAL OF PLAY SETS 
The San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2003, 569 words
PHILADELPHIA -- As some communities begin tearing out wooden playground equipment treated with an arsenic-based pesticide, a national group is urging cities and towns to refrain from closing or dismantling playgrounds that ...

STUDENTS WON'T GIVE UP ON SCHOOL GARDEN 
Tampa Tribune, 24 May 2003, 661 words
TAMPA - Creating a garden at Hillsborough High hasn't been an easy row to hoe for the school's environmental club. When club sponsor Jennifer Rosage arrived at the school about six years ago, the square behind her classroom was a ... 

CITIES, SCHOOLS REPLACING PLAY EQUIPMENT 
Associated Press, 24 May 2003, 748 words
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - As some communities begin tearing out wooden playground equipment treated with an arsenic-based pesticide, a national group is urging cities and towns to refrain from closing or dismantling playgrounds that cannot be ... 

WAR AGAINST FIRE ANT PEST. 
Albert & Logan News, Australia, 21 May 2003, 275 words, (English) 
The war against fire ants has moved up another notch with the first of seven weekly deliveries of fire ant kits to Logan schools. Mabel Park State School, Maryfields Catholic Primary School and Groves Christian College at Kingston are the ... 

Single mom spearheads spray fight.
Los Angeles Daily News, 18 April 2003, 646 words, (English.) Robina Suwol was dropping her sons off at Sherman Oaks Elementary School one sunny spring day when she saw a man wearing a hazardous-materials suit spraying the side of a building.  Since then, Suwol has founded a nationally recognized program in the Los Angeles Unified School District that alerts parents to the use of chemical sprays on school campuses.

MIDDLE SCHOOL'S CLASS IS SOW COOL 
Times Union, FL, 13 May 2003, 834 words, (English) 
East Greenbush Students excited by growing a garden to produce food for the needy The sun beat down on Melissa Harris' back as she crouched over shallow trenches of freshly tilled earth and spaced the tiny white onion bulbs. 

MOSQUITO SPRAY IS HARMFUL, SCIENTIST TELLS U. CITY COUNCIL ; MICROBIOLOGIST URGES DROPPING OUT OF PROGRAM TO FIGHT WEST NILE 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12 May 2003, 547 words, (English) 
A microbiologist has urged the University City Council not to join St. Louis County's mosquito-spraying program this summer. Widespread spraying of pesticides is ineffective at killing the insects, and chemicals in the spray may cause ...

USE ALTERNATIVES TO LAWN CHEMICALS 
The Capital Times & Wisconsin State Journal, 9 May 2003, 863 words, (English) 
I was pleased to see front-page coverage of the lawn care debate "Spray or Not?" Sunday, May 4. I personally cringe when I see the little white warning signs popping up on neighborhood lawns. Like a lot of kids, mine spend a majority of ... 

WORK WAKES QUIET PLAYGROUND 
St. Petersburg Times, FL, 7 May 2003, 755 words, (English) 
TARPON SPRINGS -- Discovery Playground isn't what it used to be. The swing sets are empty. Muscular tendrils of a hibiscus bush curl wildly over the park's fences. Jimson weed and trash run riot over wood chip pathways, wending beneath ... 

REPORT WARNS OF DANGER FROM PESTICIDE DRIFT. 
Reuters News, 01:03, 7 May 2003, 252 words, (English) 
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7 (Reuters) - A California environmental group said in a report released on Wednesday that pesticides used in agriculture are routinely being blown away from farms and towards nearby communities, where they are posing ... 

BUFFER ZONE LAW CAN HELP INDIVIDUALS AVOID SUFFERING; CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY IS REAL AND CAN BE ASSUAGED BY A 500-FOOT RADIUS TO LIMIT... 
Portland Press Herald, 5 May 2003, 337 words, (English) 
As if it's not frustrating enough being sick, it must be doubly so when the person knows what's making her sick and it's right in her own back yard. 

LAWN CARE DILEMMA: SPRAY OR NOT? [Corrected 05/08/03] ; THIS IS, AFTER ALL, MADISON, WHERE YOU CAN BE ANATHEMA FOR TREATING YOUR LAWN - OR... 
The Capital Times & Wisconsin State Journal, 4 May 2003, 2020 words, (English) 
We love our lawns. Especially at this time of year, many of us coddle our lawns with all the attentiveness and care of parents tending children. We rake and fertilize and roll and seed and spray. We see a weed, even the bright yellow of a ...

NEW PESTICIDE BANS REQUESTED: COUNCILLORS WILL CONSIDER PITCH TO END USE ON ALL CITY LAND; ALLOW BANS BY NEIGHBOURS 
Edmonton Journal, Canada, 2 May 2003, 760 words, (English) 
EDMONTON - A city council advisory committee is recommending people sensitive to pesticides be allowed to prevent their neighbours fromn using the chemicals. ... 

PESTICIDE POLICIES 

Education Week, 30 April 2003, 73 words, (English) 
Pesticide Policies: The strategies schools are now using to decrease pesticide use while still managing pest problems on campus are documented in a recent report. ... 

U. CALIFORNIA-LOS ANGELES: PESTICIDES NEAR UCLA MAY CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS 
U-Wire (University Wire), 30 April 2003, 839 words, (English) 
U-WIRE-04/30/2003-U. California-Los Angeles: Pesticides near UCLA may cause health problems (C) 2002 Daily Bruin Via U-WIRE By Jeyling Chou, Daily Bruin (U. California-Los Angeles) ... 

EVENTS IN THE SAN DIEGO AREA 
Associated Press, 29 April 2003, 249 words, (English) 
Seminar on pest management to encourage all public agencies and school districts to use non-toxic chemicals, Balboa Park Club, Balboa Park. Contact: Marguerite Elicone, 619-686-6281. ... 

PESTICIDE BAN OFF THE TABLE; MAYOR OFFERS COMPROMISE; DENIES SHE CAVED IN TO INDUSTRY 
Guelph Mercury, Canada, 29 April 2003, 1016 words, (English) 
The steam was let out of the pesticide pressure cooker Monday night when Guelph's mayor offered up a compromise to a proposed permit system. ... 

CYPRESS SOIL TO BE STUDIED - FIRM GAUGING CONTAMINATION
The Commercial Appeal, TN, 04/28/2003, 343 words. 
Environmental investigators hope to be welcomed into some North Memphis backyards in the coming days, but not for a cookout. Along a 2 1/2-mile stretch of Cypress Creek, the investigators...

GREENER BY THE DOZEN 
The Indianapolis Star, 04/26/2003, 839 words. 
Homeowners are accused of using 10 times more fertilizers, pesticides, water and other resources in their landscapes than are used on commercial properties, including golf courses. ...

BUG ZAPPERS; CARLINVILLE STUDENTS COMPETE FOR AWARD WITH PLAN TO KILL... 
The State Journal-Register, IL, 04/25/2003, 479 words. 
A team of Carlinville Middle School students is out to swat mosquitoes that may carry the West Nile virus. The Student West (Nile) Attack Team, or SWAT, plans to erect ...

GLAD SCIENTISTS 
St. Petersburg Times, FL, 04/23/2003, 959 words. 
Adam Rosenthal pulled off a science fair project this year as current as today's headlines. The Shorecrest Preparatory eighth-grader had read that after years of ... 

SINGLE MOM SPEARHEADS SPRAY FIGHT
Los Angeles Daily News, 04/18/2003, 664 words. 
Robina Suwol was dropping her sons off at Sherman Oaks Elementary School one sunny spring day when she saw a man wearing a hazardous- materials suit spraying the side of a building. ...


SKANEATELES TO FOCUS ON PESTICIDE AWARENESS
The Post-Standard, NY, 04/17/2003, 55 words. 
Next week is Pesticide Awareness Week in Skaneateles. A public meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Skaneateles High School. Town and village officials will present resolutions ...


BACK TO ROOTS ; AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM BOON TO HORTICULTURE 
Telegram & Gazette, MA, 04/10/2003, 910 words. 
BARRE -- Spring's arrival means horticultural programs are moving into high gear at schools across the state, and Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom Inc. helps train the teachers who lead ...

TERMINIX FACES CHARGES IN GEORGIA OVER PESTICIDE USE 
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA, 04/09/2003, 469 words. 
Apr. 9-A Columbus area pest control company has been accused of improperly applying chemicals in local schools. The Georgia Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will cite the ...


SOUTHFIELD TO REPLACE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT 
The Detroit News, 04/04/2003, 1134 words. 
SOUTHFIELD -- Southfield plans to spend more than $1 million at two of the city's larger parks to upgrade playground equipment, some of which may pose a health hazard. ...

NY TO SUE OVER 'SAFE' PESTICIDE / COMPANY DISPUTES FALSE ADVERTISING 
Newsday, 04/03/2003, 541 words. 
About 200 environmentalists and students applauded at a Garden City forum yesterday as Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced plans to sue the maker of a widely used insecticide for publicly claiming it is ...


SCHOOLS SEEK ALTERNATIVES TO PEST-KILLING CHEMICALS

Associated Press, 04/02/2003, 369 words. 
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Several Indiana school districts are trying to reduce their reliance on pest-killing chemicals by controlling insects and rodents with cleaner methods that keep pests out of buildings. ...

WARNING: A BEAUTIFUL LAWN COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH 
The Providence Journal, 03/30/2003, 2,189 words. 
Pity the lowly dandelion. Bright as a dollop of sunshine and known to carry the wishes of children into the wind, you'd think it would be a friend to all.


LANDSCAPER DOESN'T GET BUGGED BY BUGS 
Democrat & Chronicle, NY, 03/26/2003, 693 words. 
Laurie Broccolo adopts a limited use of pesticide in gardening method. BY STAFF WRITER LISA HUTCHURSON

HARSH DANGERS FOR CHILDREN HIDDEN IN ILLEGALLY IMPORTED PESTICIDES...
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 03/24/2003, 783 words. 
Colorfully wrapped packages of potent pesticides are being smuggled from Asia and Latin America to stores in the United States, creating a hazard for more than just rats and bugs. ...

POISON PREVENTION MUST BE A PRIORITY
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 03/17/2003, 749 words. 
Childhood is a wonderful time of exploration and discovery. For some children, this means touching and tasting things they find around the home, sometimes with tragic results.


PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT MAY POSE RISK
The Boston Globe, 03/09/2003, 929 words. 
About 1,500 volunteers spent five days on the construction of Marshfield Mazes Playground in 1988. With castle-like features, it is built of heavy wood with ladders, bridges, and steps, and has...

THE BUG MAN: BED BUGS ARE IRRITATING BUT NOT HARMFUL

The Santa Fe New Mexican, 03/09/2003, 740 words. 
Question: We went on vacation to Ireland and were on a bus tour that stayed in hostels. In one of the hostels, one in our group woke up to red welts all over her body. We thought it was probably bed ...

LET'S NOT RUSH IN TOO QUICKLY WITH THE PESTICIDES 
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Canada, 03/08/2003, 629 words. 
Amazing, isn't it, how something as small as a mosquito can hold the supposed masters of the universe hostage with that teeny little nose? If we could just inch our way to the nearest spray bomb, we'd be OK, ...


SUSPECT SOIL TO BE DUG UP AT DAY-CARE CENTRES 
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Canada, 03/06/2003, 595 words. 
The region plans to remove soil beneath play equipment at its five child-care centres because the structures are made of pressure-treated wood. ...

WEST NILE SPRAY 'MORE TOXIC' THAN VIRUS; ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPPOSE... 
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Canada, 03/04/2003, 475 words. 
Environmentalists worry that anxiety about West Nile virus will lead to the use of mosquito-killing chemicals more dangerous than the virus itself. ...

EATING ORGANIC FOODS REDUCES PESTICIDE CONCENTRATIONS IN CHILDREN 
Business Wire, 03/04/2003, 411 words. 
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-March 4, 2003- Study Published Today in Environmental Health Perspectives Finds Lower Concentrations in Children Who Consume Primarily Organic Produce and ...

BEACHHEAD BY TERMITES PROVOKES BATTLE PLANS
The Miami Herald, 02/28/2003, 535 words. 
The end could be near for the newest termites in town, brazen, voracious invaders from the Caribbean that practically dare you to catch them. ...

FARMERS POISONED EVERY MINUTE; PESTICIDES THREATEN PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS 
M2 Presswire, 02/25/2003, 1,319 words. 
London -- A new Environmental Justice Foundation report released today reveals how, each year, millions of developing world farmers are poisoned by pesticides, many of which are banned or strictly controlled ...


PEST CONTROL COMPANY ACCUSED OF DANGEROUS PRACTICES AT SCHOOLS 
Associated Press, 02/22/2003, 315 words. 
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A pest control company that treated more than 120 schools in Cobb and Bartow counties is under investigation for alleged safety violations. ...

STUDENTS PROBE WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Hamilton Spectator, Canada, 02/22/2003, 393 words. 
Put a power-producing windmill atop M. M. Robinson High School. Make littering socially unacceptable. Increase recycling. Plant trees. Attack apathy. Get your lawn off drugs. ...

SCHOOLYARD SPRAYING OBJECTIONS SINK IN, 14 YEARS LATER 
Guelph Mercury, Canada, 02/14/2003, 614 words. 
When I heard that the Upper Grand District School Board was receiving a report from staff that stated "It's difficult to argue with a precautionary approach to the potential health effects of pesticides" I ...

WEEDS WILL GET TRIMMED, NOT POISONED 
Guelph Mercury, Canada, 02/14/2003, 520 words. 
Upper Grand District School Board is putting away its pesticides. The board had already cut back its use of Roundup to spot-spraying weeds near buildings in July and August. Now it will stop using the ...

ORGANIC MEET EXPLORED CRUCIAL HEALTH ISSUES 
Guelph Mercury, Canada, 02/12/2003, 782 words. 
For the past several years I have made it a point to attend the symposium featured at the annual Organic Conference held at the University of Guelph. ...


GROUP WANTS POLLUTED AIR IN SCHOOLS CLEANED 
Associated Press, 02/10/2003, 226 words. 
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Too many Illinois children are getting sick from polluted air in schools, so districts should get new tools to fight the problem, an advocacy group said Monday. ...

MOUNTAIN RESORTS FEAR THE BEETLE'S BITE: Homeowners and Realtors in the Big ...
Los Angeles Times, 02/08/2003, 1021 words. 
It was shortly after Susan Helmle paid $600,000 for her dream home in Lake Arrowhead that she noticed one of the pine trees in her driveway was a little yellow. "I didn't think anything of it at the time," she said. ...

DDT STILL FOUND IN TEENS DESPITE 30-YEAR BAN 
Dallas Morning News, 02/02/2003, 638 words. 
Feb. 2-Despite the 30-year-old U.S. ban on DDT, the insecticide's chemical fingerprint still shows up in the bodies of American adolescents, according to the most comprehensive look yet at chemicals in the nation's people. ...

SCHOOLS MUST TELL PARENTS OF PESTICIDE SPRAYING PLANS 
The Sunday Patriot-News, PA, 02/02/2003, 492 words. 
Officials who oversee buildings and grounds for the East Allegheny School District haven't had to spray pesticides in any school buildings recently. ...

NEW LAW REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO INFORM PARENTS OF PESTICIDE USE
Associated Press, 01/31/2003, 640 words. 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Officials who oversee buildings and grounds for the East Allegheny School District haven't had to spray pesticides in any school buildings recently. ...

BIBB WON'T RESUME SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES 
Macon Telegraph, GA, 01/29/2003, 347 words. 
Bibb County commissioners made no move Tuesday night to resume spraying pesticide to kill adult mosquitoes, which carry West Nile virus. The Macon-Bibb County Health Department recommended that the county ...

SPOOKY CROWS RUFFLE FEATHERS 
The Detroit News, 01/28/2003, 1,354 words. 
ANN ARBOR --Dale Hodgson takes aim at the Fleming Administration Building at the University of Michigan. The gun discharges, launching a screaming projectile that streaks, fire trailing behind it, toward the ...


MOTH SPRAY OPPONENTS TO TAKE PROTEST TO EDUCATION MINISTRY
New Zealand Press Association, 01/27/2003, 226 words. 
Auckland, Jan 27 - Opponents of aerial spraying to wipe out the painted apple moth pest in Auckland are to protest outside the Ministry of Education's offices in the city tomorrow. ...

PEST CONTROL VERSUS PARENTS' CONCERNS 
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 01/27/2003, 772 words. 
Every year, the ants came marching into the Upper Moreland High School band room. And every year, the school would try to get rid of them. Then the district discovered the problem wasn't with the ants ...

CHANGE IN WOOD TREATMENT IN WAKE OF SOIL CONTROVERSY 
Guelph Mercury, Canada, 01/20/2003, 797 words. 
Whether or not arsenic-laced lumber poses a health risk, particularly to children -- and the jury's still out -- industry is moving to new wood preservatives for consumer products by the end of the year. ...

THE "SCHOOL INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT ACT" 
LegAlert, 01/18/2003, 3766 words. 
CHAPTER 117 An Act concerning the implementation of integrated pest management policies in public and private schools, and supplementing Title 13 of the Revised Statutes.

NEW HOWELL SCHOOLS TO OPEN IN FALL 
Asbury Park Press, NJ, 01/17/2003, 321 words. 
HOWELL - The scheduled openings of three new schools are still set for September, but contractors are scrambling to make up time that was lost because of remediation of an insecticide problem in the soil at the site ...

PILE OF PESTICIDES IN CITY LIFE Groups find millions of pounds used in ...
New York Daily News, 01/17/2003, 410 words. 
New Yorkers are surrounded by potentially dangerous pesticides in their everyday life, according to statistics compiled by two environmental groups. 

CHILDREN GET A LOOK AT HOW THEY CAN CHANGE THEIR WORLD 
The Star-Ledger, NJ, 01/16/2003, 596 words. 
The pesticides strongly resembled orange Kool-Aid powder, but the kids sprinkled them on the miniature village before them with confidence - on the golf course, the farm and lawns. 

SCHOOLS VARY ON PESTICIDE USE NOTIFICATION
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 01/13/2003, 562 words. 
About a third of Pennsylvania's school districts will notify all parents before pesticides are used in school buildings and about a third will notify only those parents who have requested ...

BARN OWLS, NOT POISON, CURE FOR RIVERSIDE RODENTS
Los Angeles Daily News, 01/09/2003, 702 words. 
A burgeoning population and accompanying development have created urban sprawl in many parts of the country, and Southern California is no exception. The result is increased pressure on natural systems ...

SCHOOLS' DECLINE ANGERS PARENTS -- BOARD PLAN NOT ENOUGH, GROUP CHARGES..
The Toronto Star, Canada, 01/09/2003, 578 words. 
Tories urged to release funding A Toronto parents' group says a school board plan to address safety issues in decaying public schools simply isn't enough to fix problems ...

SPRAYING AND SCHOOLS 
The News & Observer, NC, 01/09/2003, 306 words. 
You carried a Point of View article last month from Larry Wooten, president of the N.C. Farm Bureau, who recommended "sensible" standards for aerial pesticide spraying. The state ...

'THE KID STILL HAS LICE': AS MILLIONS OF CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL THIS... 
National Post, Canada, 01/07/2003, 1,485 words. 
Carolyn, a working mother of three, tries not to let the little things faze her. But when her middle child came home with grayish white lice eggs glued to her hair, she "freaked." ...

SCHOOL BUGGED, EXTERMINATOR CALLED 
Springfield Union-News, MA, 12/28/2002, 383 words. 
The Ware health inspector gave the School Department until Jan. 3 to get the cockroaches cleaned out of the middle school. WARE - A colony of American cockroaches that could have forced the ...

LAWMAKERS EYE BILLS TO BOLSTER PROTECTION FROM PESTICIDES 
Indianapolis Star, 12/28/2002, 420 words. 
Bills that would offer the public more protection from exposure to chemicals used to kill bugs and weeds are being considered by two state legislators. ...

A KINDER, GENTLER PEST CONTROL ; SCHOOLS SEEK LESS TOXICITY 
The Record, NJ, 12/24/2002, 753 words. 
Anyone who's ever cooked lunch for a single child can imagine the trail of cookie crumbs, hamburger morsels, and pizza cheese globs that gets left behind in a kitchen that feeds thousands of ...

MOSS SIDE ELEMENTARY MAY REOPEN IN JANUARY
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/18/2002, 941 words. 
Moss Side Elementary may be reopened as early as Jan. 6 if testing shows that the mold levels are down. Gateway School District has spent the past 11 months cleaning ...

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL HALTING PESTICIDE USE IN SCHOOLS 
Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/13/2002, 566 words. 
Dec. 13-TRENTON, N.J.-Flanked by educators and environmentalists, Gov. McGreevey yesterday signed what he called "a long overdue bill" stopping the use of chemical spraying in New Jersey for pest control - except as a last ...

PESTICIDE USED IN SCHOOLS MUST BE LESS TOXIC 
Associated Press, 12/12/2002, 161 words. 
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey schools must use more environmentally friendly methods to rid their buildings of rodents, insects and other vermin under legislation signed into law Thursday by Gov. James E. ...

SCHOOLS TO FORM PEST PLANS: PARENTS SHOULD BE NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE WHEN... 
York Daily Record, PA, 12/09/2002, 496 words. 
Schools tend to draw little pests - and not just of the spitball- throwing variety. As in any establishment that stores and serves food, insects, ...

DETROIT KIDS SHARE CLASSES WITH ROACHES 
The Detroit News, 12/06/2002, 633 words. 
Out of concern for the students, the faculty at the Rosa Parks Middle School invited me this week to take a look at some of the bizarre conditions in which they are forced to teach. The tour was ...

WELLS IN PEI FARMING HAMLET CONTAMINATED BY PESTICIDE. FOUR CHILDREN SICK... 
The Globe and Mail, Canada, 12/05/2002, 619 words. 
A PEI woman is angry and apprehensive after being told by provincial officials that her family of six has been drinking water from a well contaminated by a pesticide sprayed on a nearby strawberry field. ...

DREAMING OF A LINDANE FREE CHRISTMAS 
M2 Presswire, 12/05/2002, 621 words. 
School children will today deliver a special Christmas present to confectionary giant Cadbury calling for lindane-free chocolate under the Christmas tree this year. The pupils will also hand over a petition ...

POISONING ATTACK AT SCHOOL PUTS 80 PUPILS IN HOSPITAL 
South China Morning Post, 12/02/2002, 230 words. 
Dozens of pupils at a school in Hunan province have fallen ill in a suspected poisoning attack, the latest in a string of such incidents across China. ...

SCHOOLS LACKING PESTICIDE PLANS 
Centre Daily Times, PA, 11/28/2002, 455 words. 
At least one-fourth of the state's school districts haven't developed plans to notify parents at least 72 hours in advance when they spray pesticides, even though a state law requiring such a system goes into ...

SCHOOL CLOSES AFTER OUTBREAK
The Hartford Courant, CT, 11/26/2002, 391 words. 
SALEM-- -- Officials had few answers Monday night for anxious parents about what caused an outbreak of respiratory problems and rashes in about 80 people at Salem School earlier in the day. ...

SCHOOLS CONTEMPLATE PESTICIDE WARNINGS ** MANY DISTRICTS STILL UNDECIDED... 
Allentown Morning Call, PA, 11/26/2002, 344 words. 
Although a new state mandate does not require school districts to inform all parents before spraying pesticides, activist groups are urging districts to adopt universal notification plans. ...

PESTICIDE NOTICES REMAIN IN LIMBO; MANY SCHOOLS HAVEN'T STATED PLANS FOR...  
The Harrisburg Patriot, PA, 11/26/2002, 531 words. 
At least a quarter of Pennsylvania's 501 school districts haven't decided how they will notify parents of pesticide applications in schools as required by a state law that goes into effect Jan. 1. ...

PA. PESTICIDE LAW REQUIRES NOTIFICATION ONE IN FOUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS NOT ...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/26/2002, 770 words. 
About a month before a new pesticide law goes into effect, at least one out of every four school districts has yet to decide how it will notify parents before pesticides are used in school ...

PESTICIDE BAN SUPPORT COMES FROM SURPRISE SOURCE; OWNER OF HALTON LAWN CARE... 
Guelph Mercury, Canada, 11/26/2002, 993 words. 
Patrick Kehoe almost knocked half his audience off their chairs last week at the final public session of the pesticide review committee. "I fully support an immediate and total ban on any and all chemical ...

NC ELEMENTARY IS FIRST SCHOOL IN NATION TO EARN A LEED(TM) 2.0 GOLD... 
PR Newswire, 11/22/2002, 802 words. 
RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Third Creek Elementary School, designed by Moseley Architects / Moseley Wilkins & Wood, is the first K-12 school in the nation to be certified by the US Green Building Council's ...

SCHOOLS' LICE RULE BUGS SOME 
Democrat & Chronicle, NY, 11/17/2002, 1,052 words. 
BY STAFF WRITER LARA BECKER LIU Every day, first-grade teacher Terri Beth Hilbert puts her students' belongings in plastic bags, sweeps her long brown hair into a ponytail ...

CLOSE ENOUGH FOR POISON 
Morning Star, NC, 11/15/2002, 269 words. 
Spraying children with bug killer doesn't strike some North Carolinians as a really great idea. But the companies that make bug killer and the farmers and pilots who use them aren't so alarmist. ...

WHAT YOU CAN DO (SPRAYING PESTICIDES NEAR SCHOOLS) 
Western Fruit Grower, 08/01/02 
The Ventura County (CA) Ag Futures Alliance prepared the following list of tips for growers whose crops are adjacent to schools. Note: A similar list is available for school officials whose campuses are adjacent to crops. ...


CRITICS SAY CUTTING PESTICIDE-SPRAYING BUFFERS RISKY 
The News & Observer, NC, 11/13/2002, 521 words. 
In October 2001, a crop-duster sprayed a cotton field across U.S. 17 from Chocowinity Middle School in Beaufort County as buses and parents were unloading students. Some children who were ...

STUDY FINDS SPERM QUALITY, COUNT LOW IN FARMING REGION 
Associated Press, 11/11/2002, 581 words. 
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The quality of semen was significantly poorer in men from rural mid-Missouri than in males from Minneapolis, New York and Los Angeles, and exposure to agricultural chemicals might explain the ...

AS LICE'S CHEMICAL RESISTANCE RISES, PICKING IS WAY TO GO;... 
The Washington Post, 11/10/2002, 824 words. 
AMHERST, Mass. -- John Clark is trying to solve a problem that has left hundreds of parents -- not to mention their children -- scratching their heads in search of answers. ...

VIGILANCE AND COORDINATION ARE THE KEYS TO DEALING WITH HEAD LICE 
Canberra Times, Australia, 11/10/2002, 409 words. 
IF you have children, you probably know a bit about head lice. While lice are not a disease as such, they are often uncomfortable, may lead to scalp sores, or infections, and are a serious annoyance. 

ENVIRONMENT-U.S.: FOOD 'ECO-LABELS' GETTING HARDER TO DECIPHER
Inter Press Service, 11/08/2002, 890 words. 
NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (IPS) -- As more and more products display labels designed to appeal to socially conscious buyers, environmentalists and consumer advocates say it is time to find ways to weed out dubious ...

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR AND WHAT AND EDUCATION!  
Waikato Times, New Zealand, 11/02/2002, 936 words. 
ONE WEEKEND more than three decades ago but less than four, I was taken to the Papamoa School fair where I went round and round in a circle hopping from board to board, until the music stopped. ...

FIRE ANTS ON THE ATTACK: HARDY BUGS THRIVING IN COOL, WET WEATHER 
Macon Telegraph, GA, 10/30/2002, 679 words. 
Those unwanted guests from Brazil have once again made their presence known. In recent days, Middle Georgia lawns, athletic fields and pastures ...

STEPS BEING TAKEN TO END RAT PROBLEM; THEY'RE INFESTING AREA NEAR SCHOOL...
The Patriot Ledger, MA, 10/29/2002, 413 words. 
The Patriot Ledger Rats have found new homes in yards near the middle school and high school construction projects. But Milton officials are taking ...

SCHOOLS LEARNING TO KEEP PESTS AWAY WITHOUT TOXINS ; LAW REQUIRING ADVANCE ...
The Post-Standard, NY, 10/29/2002, 861 words. 
Instead of using dangerous herbicides to get rid of weeds, some Central New York schools steam them away. Shrieking noisemakers scare off seagulls at North Syracuse's ...

LOUSE HOUSE HELPS PROBE WHY TREATMENTS DON'T WORK 
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Canada, 10/29/2002, 893 words. 
John Clark is trying to solve a problem that's left hundreds of parents -- not to mention their children -- scratching their heads in search of answers. ...

STRONGER BREED OF HEAD LICE SURVIVES 
Associated Press, 10/28/2002, 836 words. 
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - John Clark is trying to solve a problem that's left hundreds of parents - not to mention their children - scratching their heads in search of answers. ...

ORGANIC LUNCHES NOT AS POPULAR AS PREDICTED 
Associated Press, 10/27/2002, 318 words. 
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - A pilot program offering organic lunches to elementary school students isn't as popular as organizers had hoped. In May, children clamored to try organic food at the Healthy School ...

SCHOOLS' ORGANIC FOOD PROGRAMS ARE STILL STARVING, PRICEY, LESS FILLING... 
Contra Costa Times, CA, 10/27/2002, 819 words. 
Back in May, a roomful of kids at Palo Alto's Ohlone Elementary School clamored to try organic food at the Healthy School Lunch Committee's taste-test. But now that entrees -- such as pesticide-free ...

BEES ATTACK BLOEMFONTEIN PUPILS.
South African Press Association, 10/24/2002, 121 words. 
BLOEMFONTEIN Oct 24 Sapa Around 20 pupils of the Fichardtpark High School in Bloemfontein had to receive emergency hospital treatment on Thursday after several swarms of ...

NEW RULES AIMED AT PROTECTING STUDENTS, STAFF FROM PESTICIDES

Associated Press, 10/21/2002, 255 words. 
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine schools will be required to notify students' parents and their staffs about their pesticide use policies beginning next academic year, a new rule adopted by state regulators ... 

FRIED MEALWORMS, CRUNCHY CRICKETS GIVE FESTIVALGOERS NEW TASTE FOR BUGS 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/21/2002, 1063 words. 
Kindergartner Mindy Ramsey of Wildwood wrinkled her nose, took a tentative bite or two and said with surprise, "They're pretty good! Beekeeper Ted Jansen of Chesterfield decided they tasted like...

PICKY EATERS
San Jose Mercury News, CA, 10/21/2002, 912 words. 
Back in May, a roomful of kids at Palo Alto's Ohlone Elementary School clamored to try organic food at the Healthy School Lunch Committee's taste-test. But now that entrees -- like pesticide-free and ...


SCHOOL PESTICIDE USE WON'T GO UNNOTICED; STATE LAW REQUIRES DISTRICTS TO...
The Seattle Times, 10/20/2002, 1,620 words. 
Many parents help out in the classroom. But when Jill Albinger volunteers, she heads for the fields and flower beds, lugging corn gluten and a propane flamer. ... 

BUG MUSEUM A SERIOUS THING OWNER LOVES ALL MANNER OF INSECTS
The Arizona Republic, 10/19/2002, 678 words. 
Take away the talcum powder and stationery for birthdays and Mother's Day. Nedra Solomon would rather have something that crawls. "She's easy to keep," husband Al says, "give her an insect. No diamonds. ...

FLEA CIRCUS PITCHES TENT AT COOLEY LAW LIBRARY 
Lansing State Journal, 10/16/2002, 687 words. 
Have you heard about the flea infestation at Cooley Law School's library? If you're expecting a punch line, you'll be disappointed. This is no ...

DEBATE CONCERNS THRESHOLD OF FARM CAUSED BY TOXIC PESTICIDE 
San Jose Mercury News, CA, 10/14/2002, 492 words. 
Oct. 14-Capable of destroying internal organs, interfering with fetal development and causing long-term damage to the brain's ability to function, methyl bromide has long been identified as a highly toxic pesticide. ...

PESTICIDE NEAR SCHOOLS RAISE CONCERN; STATE OFFICIALS SAY REGULATIONS ARE ...
San Jose Mercury News, CA, 10/14/2002, 1355 words. 
When California officials three years ago unveiled stringent guidelines for safe exposure to the toxic pesticide methyl bromide, they pledged the new health standards would lead to better protections for ...

DOZENS OF MISS. SCHOOL CAFETERIAS DON'T MAKE GRADE, RECORDS SHOW
The Commercial Appeal, TN, 10/13/2002, 957 words. 
Dozens of Mississippi school cafeterias have failed health inspections since January for violations ranging from backed-up sewage to rats and cockroaches scurrying near food, health records ...

PESTICIDE NEAR PAJARO, CALIF., SCHOOL RAISES CONCERN
San Jose Mercury News, CA, 10/13/2002, 1,379 words. 
Oct. 13-PAJARO, Calif.-When California officials three years ago unveiled stringent guidelines for safe exposure to the toxic pesticide methyl bromide, they pledged the new health standards would lead to better protections for ...

DOZENS OF STATE SCHOOL CAFETERIAS FLUNK HEALTH INSPECTIONS IN 2002...
Associated Press, 10/13/2002, 994 words. 
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Dozens of Mississippi school cafeterias have failed health inspections since January for violations ranging from backed-up sewage to rats and cockroaches scurrying near food, health ...

CAL WINS GRANT TO STUDY POLLUTION, ILLNESS 
Contra Costa Times, CA, 10/09/2002, 196 words. 
A federal grant will help the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley track the connection between diseases and environmental pollutants such as traffic exhaust. ...

NEWS IN BRIEF FROM CALIFORNIA'S NORTH COAST 
Associated Press, 10/08/2002, 388 words. 
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) - Four people who believe pesticide from a nearby vintner's fields made them sick, were found to have elevated levels of bromide in their blood. ...

DISTRICTS IN ENROLLMENT PINCH FEWER STUDENTS MEANS LESS STATE MONEY FOR...
Denver Post, 10/07/2002, 1471 words. 
A third of the Denver area's school districts have missed out on Colorado's enrollment boom, and officials say the steady bleeding of students is costing them teachers, needed programs and even pest ... 

STRONGER BREED OF HEAD LICE SURVIVING CHEMICAL TREATMENTS 
Associated Press, 10/05/2002, 843 words. 
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - John Clark is trying to solve a problem that's left hundreds of parents - not to mention their children - scratching their heads in search of answers. ...

DISTRICT SLOW WITH PESTICIDE WARNING
The Press-Enterprise Riverside, CA, 10/05/2002, 625 words. 
SAN JACINTO The San Jacinto school district may have violated state law when it sprayed pesticides at a school without notifying parents who ...

A FOR ARSENIC PROJECT; STUDENT'S RESEARCH UNEARTHS A PLAYGROUND HAZARD 
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 10/03/2002, 247 words. 
Sarasota High School senior Kevin Cronin merely scratched the surface of a controversial issue when his science project detected arsenic in the soil around local schools' playground equipment.

TINY CRITTERS OPEN UP A WHOLE NEW WORLD BUGS HAVE A LOT TO TEACH US, PUPILS ...
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 10/03/2002, 499 words. 
Did you know: That a cockroach can run 5 feet in one second?

NURTURING SPROUTING GARDENERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION 
Contra Costa Times, CA, 10/02/2002, 604 words. 
Learning about organic gardening projects and schoolyard habitats for birds and butterflies inspired Happy Valley science teacher Adrienne Small to create a campus garden over the summer. She can't wait until ...

PESTICIDES PUTTING CHILDREN AT UNNECESSARY RISK 
Nation's Health, 10/01/2002, 468 words. 
CHILDREN are being exposed to unhealthy levels of pesticides in their homes, at school and at public parks, despite the availability of less-- toxic pest control methods, according to a new report. ...

STUDENT DIGS UP ARSENIC; A SCIENTIFICALLY INCLINED SARASOTA HIGH SENIOR... 
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 09/30/2002, 739 words. 
Work crews will be making school playgrounds safer during the next few weeks after a Sarasota High School student's science project showed arsenic was leaching from the wooden playground...

INSPECTORS FIND EVIDENCE OF RATS IN MANY CHICAGO SCHOOL KITCHENS ; HOT ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 09/29/2002, 287 words. 
After inspections revealed evidence that rats found their way into kitchens and food storage areas of dozens of city schools, Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan has ordered rodent ...

RATS, MICE TARGETED IN 600 SCHOOLS 3 CAFETERIAS STOP HOT MEAL SERVICE AS... 
Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2002, 1,001 words. 
Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan ordered rodent extermination at all 600 city schools Friday, as health inspections turned up more signs of rat infestation in school kitchens and food storage areas. .

NEWSPAPER PRAISED FOR STORIES ON PESTICIDE
The Post-Standard, NY, 09/26/2002, 195 words. 
To the Editor: Kudos to The Post Standard for covering the short-term health effects of the pesticide Anvil that the Onondaga County Health ...

TOUR HAS BUG FANS BUZZING IN DELIGHT 
Deseret News, UT, 09/26/2002, 384 words. 
WEST VALLEY CITY -- Did you know a cockroach can survive for months on eating dust if it can't find food? That's one of the things students at Farnsworth Elementary School ...

FEDERAL OFFICIALS WANT MORE GRESHAM PESTICIDE TESTS
Portland Oregonian, 09/25/2002, 270 words. 
Summary: A public meeting tonight explains the response to illness reports off Dodge Park Boulevard Federal investigators say they need more tests to figure out ...

CALIF. ALLOWS NEW RESTRICTIONS ON PESTICIDES NEAR SCHOOLS 
Education Week, 09/25/2002, 154 words. 
Gov. Gray Davis of California has signed legislation that will give local agricultural officials more power to regulate the use of chemical pesticides near schools. ...

SNAKES SLITHERING INTO ST. JOHN SCHOOL; EXTERMINATOR SPRAYS, SETS TRAPS... 
The Times-Picayune, LA, 09/24/2002, 322 words. 
Baby snakes -- species unknown -- seem to have invaded Garyville/Mt. Airy Math & Science Magnet School in St. John the Baptist Parish. ...

CITY TO SPRAY FOR MOSQUITOES SOON 
Chronicle-Tribune, IN, 09/23/2002, 509 words. 
Experts say pesticide is safe BY STAFF WRITER PAUL McKIBBEN

HEAD-LICE POLICY CHANGE ANGERS PARENTS 
Florida Today, 09/23/2002, 539 words. 
Head-lice policy change angers parents By Zenaida A. Gonzalez

CITIZENS SEEK LESS EXPOSURE TO TOXIC ITEMS; GRASS-ROOTS MOVEMENT TRIES TO... 
Telegram & Gazette, MA, 09/21/2002, 555 words. 
WORCESTER -- A grass-roots movement has emerged here and around the state with citizens working in neighborhoods, hospitals and health agencies to reduce exposure, especially of children, to ...

FRANKLIN HIGH MICE BETTER PACK THEIR BAGS 
The Tennessean-Nashville, 09/19/2002, 338 words. 
Four simple steps can rid school of rodents By KNIGHT STIVENDER Staff Writer 

A QUESTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Buffalo News, NY, 09/18/2002, 512 words. 
An Erie County Legislature that has been dragging its feet for more than two years on pesticide neighbor notification laws now has two such bills on the table. It's time for the Legislature to opt-...

COUNTY GETS TOTAL PESTICIDE CONTROL NEAR SCHOOLS
Los Angeles Daily News, 09/14/2002, 232 words. 
Schoolchildren in Ventura County will be protected from potentially harmful fumes from drifting pesticides, thanks to a new state law. ...

DAVIS SIGNS BILL ON PESTICIDE USE NEAR SCHOOLS AGRICULTURE...
Los Angeles Times, 09/13/2002, 535 words. 
Two years after students and teachers at a Ventura elementary school were sickened by a drifting pesticide, Gov. Gray Davis has signed legislation giving agricultural officials more power to regulate ...

BLACK WIDOW SHOCKS BOY; 9-YEAR-OLD RECOGNIZES SPIDER FROM SCHOOL PROJECT...
Akron Beacon Journal, OH, 09/13/2002, 522 words. 
Kevin Davis Jr., 9, was settling down with his computer and a snack after a hard day at school when the surprise of his day crawled toward him. ...

FORT WAYNE SCHOOLS DECIDE TO CONTINUE NIGHT ACTIVITIES 
Associated Press, 09/12/2002, 233 words. 
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Allen County school districts will continue to schedule high school football games at night despite worries about the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. ... 

HEAD LICE MORE RESISTANT TO INSECTICIDE 
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI, 09/11/2002, 651 words. 
Head lice more resistant to insecticide, scientists say But discovery could assist researchers in fight vs. parasite

RESISTANT LICE PROVE TO BE A HAIRY PROBLEM
The Boston Globe, 09/10/2002, 1025 words. 
The louse is winning. Long the scourge of scratching schoolchildren, head lice once yielded to a stiff scrubbing with special insecticidal shampoos. But ...

THE BUG MAN: SPRAYING RULES AROUND SCHOOLS JUST MAKE SENSE
The Santa Fe New Mexican, 09/08/2002, 676 words. 
Question: The school my children attend have a pest control company come out and spray pesticides, and they don't let us know when they are coming. Aren't there laws against this? ...

EPA LAUDS HEIGHTS SCHOOLS
Dayton Daily News, OH, 09/05/2002, 534 words. 
District receives award for efforts to improve air quality HUBER HEIGHTS - Efforts to improve the air quality for students here have resulted in national recognition.

SAY IT
St. Petersburg Times, FL, 09/05/2002, 167 words. 
High school students at New Testament Christian School were asked: "If you were running for Citrus County Mosquito Control Board, what would you offer to voters as ways to help control mosquitoes?" ...

TOBY MCDANIEL
The State Journal-Register, IL, 09/04/2002, 587 words. 
Even though exterminators have given the all-clear, students at Harvard Park Elementary - where brown recluse spiders were found in the school kitchen last Wednesday - are getting a crash course on ...

YUGOSLAVIA: HUNDREDS OF SNAKES TAKE OVER SCHOOL, FORCE CLOSURE 
National Post, Canada, 09/03/2002, 55 words. 
BELGRADE - Children in a Serbian primary school are on extended holiday because their school has been taken over by hundreds of snakes. The Serbian daily Politika says officials in Prcilovica brought ...

SCHOOLS ARE URGED TO EASE TOUGH LICE POLICY 
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 09/03/2002, 619 words. 
Saying that no healthy child should be barred from school, the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that schools back off tough head-lice policies. ...

VENTURA COUNTY BILL COULD LIMIT PESTICIDE USE NEAR SCHOOLS SAFETY:... 
Los Angeles Times, 09/03/2002, 741 words. 
After nearly two years of wrangling, a bill aimed at giving agricultural officials more power to regulate pesticide applications near schools has made it to the governor's desk. ...

RAT SIGHTINGS HAVE BEACHES RESIDENTS SCURRYING 
The Florida Times-Union, 08/31/2002, 1,157 words. 
Classes were finished for the day at Nease High School one afternoon last week when a rat scampered out of a grate into a quiet courtyard. He found a scrap of food and started munching away. ...

POISONOUS SPIDERS DELAY START OF SCHOOL --CLASSES POSTPONED WHILE... 
Peoria Journal Star, IL, 08/30/2002, 466 words. 
SPRINGFIELD - The discovery of six poisonous brown recluse spiders inside Harvard Park Elementary School on Wednesday means students there won't be starting school until Tuesday.

FIRE ANT INVASION STINGING MAINE 
Bangor Daily News, ME, 08/30/2002, 710 words. 
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK - In Castine, European fire ants have invaded a nursery school playground by the thousands, and the children are afraid to play outside. ...

PESTICIDE TIPS HELP CONTROL WHAT BUGS YOU 
Chicago Tribune, 08/26/2002, 542 words. 
This is pest season in most parts of the country. Everything from bees and roaches to termites and rats seem to kick into high gear during the summer. ...

STUDY FINDS WIDESPREAD PESTICIDE USE IN NEW YORK FACILITIES 
Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 08/26/2002, 794 words. 
Heralding the study as the "first of its kind," New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer recently unveiled a report on pesticide use in public parks and housing developments. ...

CDC MAY STUDY EFFECT OF EXPOSURE MOSQUITO SPRAY
Associated Press, 08/25/2002, 604 words. 
MONROE, La. (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to send a team to study how exposure to mosquito spraying affects people, animals or other insects, a local poison control expert says. ...

NETWATCHER: NETGUIDE: GET RIDE OF PESTS
Atlanta Journal, 08/25/2002, 994 words. 
This is pest season in most parts of the country. Every species from bees and roaches to termites and rats seems to kick into high ...

CONSIDER THIS
The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY, 08/22/2002, 501 words. 
Keeping poisons out of living space...

BUDGET STANDOFF DELAYS SERVICES
Desert Sun, CA, 08/22/2002, 757 words. 
State programs such as pesticide testing, handling are now affected By Jake Henshaw

IN FLORIDA, THEY'RE HELL ON SIX LEGS
The Seattle Times, 08/22/2002, 506 words. 
EUSTIS, Fla. -- Monstrous grasshoppers -- too nasty-tempered and toxic to be eaten by natural predators and too big to be bothered by conventional pesticides -- are on the rampage in central Florida ...

AND YOU THOUGHT BUG-SPRAYING WAS DIVISIVE....
Winnipeg Free Press, Canada, 08/22/2002, 410 words. 
Helen Fallding The first major Canadian city to phase in a ban on lawn chemicals found the bylaw pitted neighbors against each other -- just like Winnipeg's mosquito buffer zones. ...

FOR SOME, WEST NILE SPRAYING MEANS NEW SET OF DANGEROUS PROBLEMS...
The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, PA, 08/22/2002, 866 words. 
Marylou Phillips hasn't visited a shopping mall since 1992. She no longer eats at restaurants. And like the reclusive pop star Michael Jackson, she leaves her Pittston home carrying a mask, which she leaves ...

CITIES' PESTICIDE USE RAPPED
Star-Gazette, NY, 08/21/2002, 425 words. 
Attorney general warns of dangers to children in urban areas. By ERIKA ROSENBERG 

PESTICIDES ENDANGER CITY KIDS, STUDY SAYS
New York Daily News, 08/21/2002, 152 words. 
City children are being unnecessarily exposed to dangerous pesticides at home, at school and in the park, according to a report released yesterday by state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. ...

TOXIC PESTICIDE RISK IS SEEN FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN
The New York Times, 08/21/2002, 457 words. 
Children who live in public housing, go to public schools and play in parks in cities across the state are being exposed to high levels of toxic pesticides, according to a report released yesterday by Attorney ...

SPITZER: UNNEEDED USE OF TOXINS THREATEN CITY KIDS
Associated Press, 08/21/2002, 445 words. 
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - City children are unnecessarily being exposed to widespread and hazardous pesticides at public housing, schools and parks, according to a report from state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer ...

BLOOD-SUCKING KILLERS; ASK SOMEONE TO NAME THE CREATURE THAT HAS 
CAUSED THE...

The Hamilton Spectator, Canada, 08/20/2002, 1,665 words. 
Jonathan Day suspends a live chicken below a tree as bait to try to catch the creature that has killed more humans than any other animal. He gloats: "They don't stand a chance." ...

PROFILE: LOIS GIBBS, CENTER FOR HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND JUSTICE, TALKS...
NBC News: Today, 08/19/2002, 1,349 words. 
ANN CURRY, anchor: As kids head back to school, parents do their best to protect them from the hazards posed by drugs, weapons and other dangers at schools. But what about the hazards we can't see? In a new ...

SQUISH, SQUASH AND SAUTEE: MENU AT ANNUAL BUGFEST NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH
The Plain Dealer, OH, 08/18/2002, 563 words. 
Chris Laudato of Brunswick gets up thenerve to eat a sauted mealworm at the Cleveland 
Metroparks BugFest at Garfield Park Nature Center in Garfield Heights. Mealworms and other tasty creatures were ...

SCHOOL PESTICIDE REPORT CARDS DUE
Sunday News, PA, 08/18/2002, 745 words. 
They may not find it on the chemistry course syllabus. But when they begin classes in a few weeks, students will be learning all about pesticides in schools -- and so will their ...

INSECT GURU LEADS FIGHT AGAINST WEST NILE/ HARRIS COUNTY OFFICIAL ONE OF...
Houston Chronicle, TX, 08/18/2002, 863 words. 
On the front line of Harris County's battle against West Nile virus is a mild-mannered nature lover with a Ph.D. in the study of insects. ...

A GROWING BUSINESS; TENNS' BUSINESS SKILLS BLOSSOM WITH EARTHWORKS
South Bend Tribune, IN, 08/15/2002, 416 words. 
PLYMOUTH -- A group of soggy entrepreneurs couldn't chase the clouds away Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Center and Garro streets, but they did add a spark of unexpected color. 

COOL KALE & CABBAGE; EPHRATA GRAD GROWS A THRIVING BUSINESS IN 
ORNAMENTAL...

Lancaster New Era, PA, 08/15/2002, 919 words. 
WHAT DOES IT take to "grow" a business? In David Fry's case, a parcel of land, lots of seed, some irrigation lines and hundreds of pots. ...

AS DEER FLY TRAP
Associated Press, 08/14/2002, 940 words. 
Deer Flies a Biting Problem? University of Florida Professor Develops 'Trolling' Trap That Bags Bugs 

DEER FLIES A BITING PROBLEM? UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PROFESSOR DEVELOPS...

Ascribe News, CA, 08/13/2002, 889 words. 
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The deer flies are so bad at Dick Coski's farm near Lake Erie in northeast Ohio that he used to get covered in bites mowing his small field. ... 

UF INVENTORS COME UP WITH BETTER DEFENSE AGAINST WHITE-FOOTED ANT
Associated Press, 08/12/2002, 362 words. 
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - An entomology graduate student and his professor have found a better way to kill the white-footed ant, an annoying fixture in South Florida homes for the last decade. ...

UF INVENTORS UP THE ANTE AGAINST ANTS
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 08/12/2002, 918 words. 
They arrive in unending lines of military precision, head straight for the kitchen sweets and beat their retreat through floor cracks and electrical outlets. ...

END PESTICIDE USE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
Guelph Mercury, Canada, 08/12/2002, 422 words. 
Dear Editor - I am writing to express concern regarding the Upper Grand District School Board's policy of spraying pesticides on school property and surrounding parks. ...

FENCE POST
Chicago Daily Herald, 08/11/2002, 532 words. 
She's right: 'Perfect' lawns are a plague Hooray for Ellen Goodman! Finally, a national columnist has focused attention on the pervasive influence of the "green disease," ...

WHAT NEXT? 
The New York Times, 08/11/2002, 1608 words. 
GERI BARISH, like so many other breast cancer survivors on Long Island, had waited for years for the results of a federal study on what connection, if any, pesticides and air pollution might have on breast ...

FEW TAKERS FOR PESTICIDE PANEL DESPITE EMOTION AROUND ISSUE; PARKS 
MANAGER... 

Guelph Mercury, Canada, 08/10/2002, 459 words. 
Response was lukewarm to the city's call for citizens to decide on whether to ban pesticides. City council decided in May to resolve the controversial question by ...

ANALYSIS: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
NPR: Talk of the Nation/Science Friday, 08/09/2002, 6796 words. 
IRA FLATOW, host: For the rest of the hour, we're going to be talking about something quite different: food, how it's produced around the world and what might be done to increase production while still ...

PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER - HUSBAND-WIFE TEAM'S NEW SOLUTION TO OLD 'ANAY'...
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 08/08/2002, 708 words. 
THE NEXT time the President bellyaches about the anay infesting Malacanang, she should consult one of her lawyers (who was part of the brilliant prosecution team in the Estrada impeachment trial) who got rid of termites by ...

IPM CONSIDERS THE BIG PICTURE, NATURALLY
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 08/08/2002, 769 words. 
I'VE HEARD A LOT of questions lately about integrated pest management (IPM) and natural care. As school districts, counties and cities adopt IPM and natural care programs, homeowners are wondering ...

LITTLE EVIDENCE OF BREAT CANCER, PESTICIDE LINK
Reuters Health, 08/08/2002, 254 words. 
There appears to be little or no link between breast cancer and exposure to certain pesticides and air pollutants, and these environmental factors don't seem to explain the high breast cancer rate seen ... 

CLEAN AND GREEN; ORGANIC LAWN CARE APPEALS TO HEALTH-CONSCIOUS FAMILIES
South Bend Tribune, IN, 08/07/2002, 1,439 words. 
GRANGER --It all started in June when Steve Leonard noticed his lawn was brown, yellow and orange. His neighbor's was lush and green. ...

CURE COULD BE ALMOST AS BAD AS THE DISEASE; MOSQUITO SPRAYS CAN BE 
HARMFUL...

The Times-Picayune, LA, 08/07/2002, 549 words. 
Although the pesticides being used to kill mosquitoes pose only a small risk to humans, experts recommend that pregnant women, children and those sensitive to chemicals should go inside when the ...

KYRENE KIDS' BUG BATTLE NETS NATIONAL HONOR
The Arizona Republic, 08/05/2002, 168 words. 
Kyrene students are bugged out. For the past two years, the school district hasparticipated in a pilot program that has decreased its pest population by 85 percent and reduced ..

DECLARES EMERGENCY

Wichita Eagle, KS, 08/03/2002, 610 words. 
The West Nile virus has killed four Louisiana residents and infected 58 others in one of the worst outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease in the country. ...

TOXIC CLEANUP BEGINS AT ABANDONED NURSERY IN ARVADA, COLO.

Denver Post, CO, 08/02/2002, 530 words. 
Aug. 2-ARVADA, Colo.-Workers in white protective suits are working to finish stabilizing more than 445 containers of herbicides and insecticides - including the long-banned DDT - at an abandoned nursery. ...

HEALTH: WEST NILE SPREADS FARTHER ACROSS U.S.: DISEASE IS STRIKING EARLIER...
Grand Forks Herald, ND, 08/02/2002, 550 words. 
WASHINGTON - The mosquito-borne West Nile virus is spreading to more of the United States, infecting people earlier in the summer and striking younger victims, federal health officials said Thursday.

TEST OF SUNSCREEN DOESN'T HELP MULHALL
The Daily Oklahoman, 07/31/2002, 494 words. 
MULHALL - Test results on two bottles of sunscreen lotion suspected of making students and a teacher sick raise more questions than answers, Dennis Smith, superintendent of ...

SOCCER FIELD RESIDENTS' DAYS NUMBERED: NEW HOME STILL SOUGHT FOR 
PRAIRIE DOG...

Denver Post, CO, 07/29/2002, 448 words. 
JEFFERSON COUNTY - Prairie dogs are facing another conflict, this time on the soccer field. The problem is, there might not be a place for this colony to go, ... 

HAZARDS IN SCHOOL BOARD APPLICATION OF PESTICIDES
Guelph Mercury, Canada, 07/27/2002, 787 words. 
Dear Editor - I am writing to express my concern regarding the Upper Grand District School Board's policy of spraying pesticides on school property and surrounding parks. ...

BOARD DENIES PESTICIDE NOTICES: COMPROMISE POSES SCHOOL SIGN-UP PLAN
Bangor Daily News, ME, 07/27/2002, 652 words. 
BANGOR -Parents trying to force schools to notify families whenever pesticides are to be used on classrooms or playgrounds lost their fight Friday, when the state's Board of Pesticide Control.

AT YOUR SERVICE 
The Tampa Tribune, FL, 07/26/2002, 2309 words. 
With experts available to answer questions on everything from family life to tree care to public policy, the county extension service isn't just for farmers anymore. ... 

LET CITY FINISH FOGGING, MAYOR PLEADS 
Winnipeg Free Press, Canada, 07/25/2002, 1114 words. 
Leah Hendry, Mia Rabson and Mary Agnes Welch MAYOR Glen Murray appealed yesterday to Wolseley residents who oppose malathion to stand back and let mosquito fighters finish fogging their neighborhood. ...

DID POND TOXINS KILL TEEN?
The Capital Times, WI, 07/24/2002, 240 words. 
County health officials are looking into the possibility that toxic substances in a pond may have caused the mysterious death of a Cottage Grove teenager last week. ... 

BEETLES TO THE RESCUE ** TINY PREDATORS ARE STATE'S BEST CHANCE TO SAVE...
Allentown Morning Call, PA, 07/23/2002, 708 words. 
Ladies and gentlemen, the beetles! If hemlock trees could twist and shout like star-struck school girls, they would. The beetles represent the Pennsylvania state ...

OREGON WINEGROWERS LEARNS TO LIVE WARILY WITH ROOT-DESTROYING INSECTS 
The Oregonian, 07/23/2002, 1,504 words. 
Jul. 23-New research and on-the-ground innovations are allowing Oregon winegrowers to strike an uneasy truce with a root-destroying pest that decimated France's vineyards a century ago and inflicted more than $1 billion ...

FIRMS PITCH 'NATURAL' WEED CONTROL
Buffalo News, NY, 07/20/2002, 478 words. 
Lemon juice. Vinegar. Sugar. Hot water. That might look like the recipe for a particularly distasteful non-alcoholic cocktail. But the substances actually are the ...

REALLY, REALLY UGLY BUGS
Fort Collins Coloradoan, CO, 07/19/2002, 740 words. 
Learn how to protect yourself from ticks and what to do if you're bitten...

DESIGNED TO KILL MALATHION DATA CAN SHOW RISK LEVEL IS LOW YET 'KILLER'
Winnipeg Free Press, Canada, 07/19/2002, 1,218 words. 
Mary Agnes Welch Scientists know it as Dimethoxy Phosphino Thioyl Thio Butanedioic Acid Diethyl Ester. You know it as malathion -- the pesticide that's been murdering billions ...

BLOOD, SWAT, AND FEARS
The Boston Globe, 07/18/2002, 502 words. 
THE SOUND might as well be a thunderclap or a fire alarm the way it can yank a person up and out of a 3 a.m. sleep, arms flailing, feet seeking solid ground. But the source is a barely visible speck ...

BUGGED OUT ; IN A ROUNDABOUT WAY, ANTHRAX RESULTS IN MORE CRITTERS AT ...
Roll Call, Washington, DC, 07/18/2002, 486 words. 
Magnifying glass in hand, Matt Zopf turns over the leaf of a night-blooming jasmine and peers at its underside, scouting for bugs. He finds a cluster of small white mealybugs. ...

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR RESEARCHES ORGANIC FARMING 
Journal Star, IL, 07/16/2002, 461 words. 
Jul. 16-MACOMB, Ill.-While many universities work on developing new and improved chemicals for agriculture, a Western Illinois University professor is looking at chemical-free farming techniques. ...

STRONG CASE FOR ENDOSULFAN BAN 
The Hindu, India, 07/15/2002, 410 words. 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM M.K. Prasad, leading environmentalist, has said the exceptionally high prevalence of birth defects among children in the region adjoining the Plantation Corporation's cashew plantations in Kasaragod ...

HERBICIDE TREATMENTS DIVIDE TOWN
The Boston Globe, 07/11/2002, 1,699 words. 
The water is not the only thing that is murky in Stow. The spraying of a controversial herbicide into weed-clogged Lake Boon has been postponed while state and federal agencies ponder ...

COMMUNITIES DEALING WITH HAZARDOUS WASTE NEED INDEPENDENT ADVISER, UCLA... 
Ascribe News, CA, 07/09/2002, 875 words. 
LOS ANGELES -- Helping a community cope with the fear and chaos accompanying a hazardous waste cleanup project convinced a UCLA engineering professor that people in this position need someone to watch ...

EPA BROCHURE DISCUSSES IPM USE IN SCHOOLS...
Ozone Depletion Network Online Today, 07/08/2002, 150 words. 
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it has released a new brochure promoting the use of integrated pest management (IPM) as a pest control strategy in schools. The agency said the ...

RAINS FLOOD THE AREA WITH MOSQUITOES
St. Petersburg Times, FL, 07/07/2002, 1283 words. 
TARPON SPRINGS; SPRING HILL; NEW PORT RICHEY; TAMPA -- Those welcome summer rain clouds have replenished more than parched lawns: Clouds of mosquitoes are rising from those frequent puddles. ...

MOSQUITO FEARS OUTWEIGH SPRAY CONCERNS
The Tennessean-Nashville, 07/06/2002, 794 words. 
Metro residents welcome effort to curb spread of West Nile virus By JACK HURST Staff Writer 

HOLY FOLIAGE! IT'S THE DREADED FLEA BEETLE
The News & Observer, NC, 07/06/2002, 676 words. 
Let's see the hands: How many gardeners have plants with foliage that looks like green Swiss cheese right now? You know, leaves with bunches of tiny, round holes. ...

LEASIN' LIZARDS! -- OR BUGS ; SCIENCE CENTER PUTS CRITTERS IN CLASSROOMS
Austin American-Statesman, TX, 07/06/2002, 585 words. 
Need a mouse for a month? Snake for a week? Giant hissing cockroach for Parents' Night? Just call rent-a-critter, otherwise known as the Science Materials Center, an obscure office at the...

UH RESEARCH LURES STUDENT AIDES
Honolulu Advertiser, HI, 07/04/2002, 663 words. 
10 middle schoolers join termite project By Beverly Creamer,

CALIFORNIA PESTICIDE PROGRAMMES FACE DOWNSIZING
PESTICIDE & TOXIC CHEMICAL NEWS, 07/01/2002
California's Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) faces a 10% cut in its budget in 2003 due to a massive State budget deficit of $23.6 bn this year. A major cause was the absence of state capital gains taxes from Silicon Valley ...

IT'S TIME TO BAN THE COSMETIC USE OF PESTICIDES
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Canada, 06/28/2002, 626 words. 
Can it already be one year? Today marks the one-year anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Hudson, Que., bylaw restricting the cosmetic use of pesticides. ...

STATE MAY REGULATE PESTICIDES IN SCHOOLS: PROPOSED RULE WOULD REQUIRE...
Bangor Daily News, ME, 06/28/2002, 762 words. 
BANGOR - Dozens of Maine parents feed their children organic vegetables, avoid lawn chemicals and clean their homes with natural products to shield them from exposure to pesticides. But the public ...

A SHOCK IN THEIR NEW HOME - RATS!
Newsday, 06/26/2002, 541 words. 
Hiding in the closets, scurrying across the living room, nesting under the front deck and lying dead at the bottom of the swimming pool.

UNKEMPT OLD ANGLERS CLUB PROPERTY RILES NEIGHBORS ; BUT OWNER BLAMES 
THEM ...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 06/24/2002, 475 words. 
Summer's here and the time is right for complaining about the weeds. At least in this South 21st Street neighborhood, near the ...

ALL-NATURAL LAWN WILL GROW ON YOU; Grade 5 student's sign campaign spreads .
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Canada, 06/22/2002, 690 words. 
She might be just 10 years old, but Lisa Bush knows a thing or two about growing a chemical-free lawn. The Kitchener girl recently began a quiet campaign urging her ... 

Hazard Communication (HazCom) - Part 1 of 3
Federal Register, MD, 06/21/2002, 35,064 words. 
SUMMARY: We (MSHA) are establishing this final rule on "Hazard Communication (HazCom)" to reduce injuries and illnesses related to chemicals in the mining industry. HazCom requires mine operators to evaluate the hazards of chemicals ...

ARE YOU POISONING YOUR PETS, FAMILY WITH LAWN PESTICIDES?
The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY, 06/19/2002, 407 words. 
Thank you for the two recent stories regarding pesticides. Some important information was omitted. Pesticides are chemical poisons designed to kill or repel living ...

PESTICIDES IN SCHOOLS
Bangor Daily News, ME, 06/19/2002, 301 words. 
On June 27 at the Ramada Inn in Bangor, at 9 a.m., the Maine Board of Pesticides Control will hold a public hearing on proposed new rules on pesticides applications in schools. The rules will go ... 

AS UC SUSTAINABLE AG
Associated Press, 06/19/2002, 698 words. 
University of California Programs Pool Resources to Fund Integrated Pest Management-Sustainable Agriculture Projects ATTENTION: Agriculture, Environment editors

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PROGRAMS POOL RESOURES TO FUND INTEGRATED PEST... 
Ascribe News, CA, 06/19/2002, 658 words. 
DAVIS, Calif. -- Two University of California statewide special programs have pooled together $36,500 to fund 22 educational projects, primarily workshops covering a broad range of subjects such as ...

FAUX FRUIT TEMPTS APPLE PESTS TO DEATH 
Aberdeen American News, SD, 06/18/2002, 242 words. 
The temptation is too great for the apple maggot fly to resist: Luscious-looking red spheres bobbing in an orchard, a whiff of ripe fruit in the air. ...

POPULAR TERMITE PREPARES TO MEET ADORING PUBLIC
Associated Press, 06/17/2002, 604 words. 
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The big blue bug is as Rhode Island as quahogs and Italian wiseguys, a beloved symbol in a state that revels in its foibles and quirks. ...

STAFF FOUND NO SIGNS OF MOSQUITO BREEDING
South China Morning Post, 06/14/2002, 242 words. 
I refer to the letter by Carla Celanzi headlined "Conditions at popular playground appalling" (South China Morning Post, May 27). On May 29 and 30, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department staff ...

GOING AFTER MOSQUITOES, WITH A RACKET
The New York Times, 06/13/2002, 586 words. 
THERE are about 200 species of mosquitoes in the United States, and not nearly enough ways to kill them. There are zappers and traps, sprays and larvicides. But recently there has been much talk in the mosquito ...

Environment News Service - PESTICIDE REVIEW FINDS LITTLE RISK
Environment News Service, 06/13/2002, 580 words. 
WASHINGTON, DC, June 13, 2002 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says its comprehensive review of the cumulative risks of organophosphorus pesticides found that all but two of the 30 compounds studied ... 

MLC 'WRONG' ON CHEMICALS
The West Australian, 06/12/2002, 222 words. 
EDUCATION SCHOOLS CHEMICALS GARDENS WA CABINET THE Education Department is using dangerous and untested chemicals in schools, according to Greens (WA) MLC Jim Scott.

LET US SPRAY; Mom of allergy sufferer fights pesticide ban
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Canada, 06/11/2002, 600 words. 
Those calling for a total ban on lawn-care pesticides in Waterloo Region are overlooking the needs of hundreds of allergy sufferers, says one Kitchener mom. ... 

BILL RANDALL LEFT US AN IMPORTANT LEGACY; ENVIRONMENTALIST HELPED PROTECT...
The Hamilton Spectator, 06/10/2002, 794 words. 
I've been spending a lot of time over the past week reflecting not only on the history of environmental efforts in this community, but also on the future. The environment in our new city is being carefully guarded ...

CHEMICAL REACTIONS
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, 06/10/2002, 1,374 words. 
After a major Herald investigation that found industrial waste is widely sold as fertiliser, Berwyn Lewis looks at the chemical count in food and the long-term effects. ... 

RITZY REPELLENTS Watch out, bugs: There are some fancy sprays to keep you ...
New York Daily News, 06/09/2002, 557 words. 
Old-school bug spray, with its strong, medicinal smell, repels more than just insects: It will also repel any human within a 10- foot radius.xxx Today, new, pleasantly scented "designer" sprays.

HOMES WHERE VIRUS DETECTED ARE SPRAYED; WEST NILE DISCOVERED IN NEW 
SARPY...

The Times-Picayune, LA, 06/08/2002, 342 words. 
The company that kills mosquitoes in St. Charles Parish is halfway finished fogging New Sarpy homes after a chicken there tested positive for what is thought to be the West Nile virus.  

BATTLING LYME IN BACK YARDS; Scientists create bait boxes to lure and treat ...
Contra Costa Times, CA, 06/08/2002, 505 words. 
A new backyard contraption designed to kill ticks on the backs of mice could prove a powerful weapon against Lyme disease. The contraption -- developed by government scientists and a ... 

SCHOOL CAFETERIAS REDUCE NUMBER OF CRITICAL VIOLATIONS
The Tennessean-Nashville, 06/07/2002, 616 words. 
But inspections reveal room for improvement By NATALIA MIELCZAREK Staff Writer

NEW BACKYARD BOXES MAY STOP LYME DISEASE 
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI, 06/07/2002, 431 words. 
New backyard boxes may stop Lyme disease By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press

LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AWARDS PRESENTED
Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Canada, 06/07/2002, 219 words. 
KITCHENER -- Darcy and Lorna Weber were among six groups or individuals to win environmental sustainability awards this year. The awards were presented at a ceremony at Kitchener City Hall last ... 

TICK TRAP TOUTED AS ANSWER TO LYME DISEASE
The Baton Rouge Advocate, LA, 06/07/2002, 503 words. 
TRENTON, N.J. - A backyard contraption designed to kill ticks on the backs of mice could prove a powerful weapon against Lyme disease. ...

SCORPIONS
The Tucson Citizen, 06/07/2002, 1443 words. 
Their stings can be painful and even be life- threatening, but sealing homes offers some defense against the agile arachnids. And it never hurts to check your shoes. ... 

NEW APPROACH AGAINST LYME DISEASE KILLS TICKS THAT SPREAD IT 
Associated Press, 06/06/2002, 653 words. 
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Call them the pest posse. Mice are being used to kill a more dreaded pest - ticks - in the latest strategy for preventing Lyme disease. ... 

THE GREENS TEAM / These experts have been working for months some for years ...
Newsday, 06/06/2002, 3020 words. 
They tell me it's a perfect day for golf. Warm but not hot, a short-sleeve- shirt kind of day with just the hint of a breeze ruffling the blue-stem grass along the outer fingers of the bunkers. ...

Maine - Proposed - Department of Agriculture - 01-026 Ch. 27.
RegAlert, 06/05/2002, 267 words. 
AGENCY: 01-026 - Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, Board of Pesticides Control RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 27, Standards for Pesticide Applications and Public ... 

LEGISLATION OFFERS SCHOOLS GUIDELINES FOR CLEANING UP AIR 
Desert Sun, CA, 06/03/2002, 749 words. 
By Jake Henshaw Desert Sun Sacramento Bureau 

MOSQUITO VS. MACHINE 
St. Petersburg Times, FL, 06/03/2002, 1901 words. 
Mosquitoes love the smell of cow's breath. Just a whiff of carbon dioxide drives 'em crazy. The pesky bugs follow the scent, knowing a quick bite for dinner isn't far away. ...

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: PESTICIDES IN PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPAIGNS: WEAPONS OF LAST... 
Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 06/03/2002, 2487 words. 
Please say a word generally about the role of pesticides in protecting humans from pest-borne illnesses. Which products are appropriate? Are there effective and practical ways of fighting pests without chemicals? ... 

EFFORT GROWS TO RESTORE SIGNATURE ELM DISEASE-RESISTANT STRAINS INTRODUCED
The Boston Globe, 06/02/2002, 1006 words. 
ANDOVER - Stephen Tolley cares for living history as manager of grounds at Phillips Academy, where some 140 elms form one the largest elm populations east of the Mississippi. ... 

HYSTERIA HYSTERIA
The New York Times, 06/02/2002, 7418 words. 
Last fall, something peculiar began to happen at more than two dozen elementary and middle schools scattered across the country. Suddenly, groups of children started breaking out with itchy red rashes that ...

PESTICIDE FOUND IN CHINESE SPINACH AT RESTAURANT CHAIN

Japan Weekly Monitor, 05/27/2002, 237 words. 
TOKYO, May 23 Kyodo An excessive amount of pesticide residue has been found in frozen spinach imported from China and used by family restaurant chain ...

PATTONVILLE SETS UP PLANS TO KEEP THE DISTRICT SAFE ; COMMITTEE OF ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 05/27/2002, 737 words. 
Pattonville School District officials say they have plans to ensure safety in any number of hazardous situations from accidents and natural disasters to terrorist attacks. ...

COLGATE SEEKS $176,000 IN BEDBUG SUIT ; COLLEGE WANTS DAMAGES FROM UTICA 
The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY, 05/19/2002, 296 words. 
Colgate University wants more than $175,000 from a Utica exterminator who failed to rid some university apartments of bedbugs, according to a complaint field in Madison County Court.

SCHOOL CAFETERIA WORKING TO ELIMINATE MOUSE PROBLEM
Associated Press, 05/16/2002, 267 words. 
BOILING SPRING LAKES, N.C. (AP) - Lunches were prepared again Thursday in South Brunswick High School's cafeteria kitchen after several days of work to rid it of a rodent infestation. ...

CONGRESS KILLS SCHOOL PESTICIDE RULES
Chemical Week, 05/15/2002, 288 words. 
REGULATION House and Senate lawmakers have voted for the second time in six months to reject a proposal that would have imposed rules for ...

MOSQUITO ERADICATION PLANNED. LAFAYETTE PARISH SIGNS CONTRACT FOR...
The Baton Rouge Advocate, LA, 05/14/2002, 573 words. 
LAFAYETTE - City-Parish officials announced a model program aimed at Louisiana's "unofficial state bird" Monday. With money approved by voters last year, city-parish government ...

EPA RECENTLY AWARDED
PESTICIDE & TOXIC CHEMICAL NEWS, 05/13/2002 
122 words. The focus is on the health of children with an investment by the US Environmental Protection Agency of $4.5 M in research grants to six universities. The studies will look at the potential affect on children's ...

NIBBLE, NIBBLE LITTLE MOUSE
Bellingham Herald, WA, 05/11/2002, 279 words. 
A reader complains about mice or voles burrowing into the vegetable garden and feeding on 
roots and stems. What to do? First, do not put out mouse or rat poison. Too many beneficial critters ...

STUDENTS CATCH MOSQUITO BUZZ ; PROGRAM TEACHES ABOUT CONTROL EFFORTS
The Times-Picayune, LA, 05/10/2002, 501 words. 
They buzz. They bite. They generally make a nuisance of themselves. But mosquitoes are 
finally serving a useful purpose, thanks to St. Tammany Parish educators. ...

POINTES URGED TO TRY TO LIMIT HERBICIDES. WOMAN ADVOCATES NONCHEMICAL
Detroit Free Press, 05/08/2002, 409 words. 
Betsy Dance knows Grosse Pointe is home to lush lawns and bountiful gardens -- many 
because of herbicides. Dance, who grew up in the Detroit suburb and lives in Ann Arbor, is ...

BOYLSTON REJECTS MOSQUITO PROJECT
Telegram & Gazette Worcester, MA, 05/07/2002, 404 words. 
BOYLSTON -- In an otherwise routine annual town meeting, voters last night rejected a 
proposal to join the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project.

CHANGES IN STORE FOR MOSQUITO REPELLANT
Guelph Mercury, Canada, 05/06/2002, 699 words. 
Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has re-evaluated our most 
popular insect repellent, with the result that high-concentration DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) products can no ...

PEER-REVIEW RAISES OLD ISSUES WITH NEW MODEL, (HEALTH RISKS FROM EXPOSURE 
TO...) 

Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 05/06/2002, 1,155 words. 
Voicing a familiar refrain about data adequacy, the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel last week peer-reviewed a computer model for assessing the health risks from exposure to multiple chemicals over time.

S.F. SCHOOLS HAVE MODEL POLICY
The San Francisco Chronicle, 05/03/2002, 157 words. 
The San Francisco Unified School District employs model pest management policies that 
dramatically reduce the use of pesticides, according to a survey released Thursday of 15 California school ...

THE REGION PESTICIDES STILL POSE A RISK TO SCHOOL KIDS, GROUP SAYS 
Los Angeles Times, 05/03/2002, 302 words. 
While a new law has prompted some California school districts to reduce usage of dangerous pesticides on school campuses, many children are still regularly exposed to chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects, the ...

PESTICIDE USE ON CALIFORNIA CAMPUSES UP, REPORT SAYS
Associated Press, 05/03/2002, 675 words. 
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Despite a recent state law ordering school districts to notify parents about campus pesticide use, a report released Thursday shows one third of surveyed schools are not in ...

ON PEST PATROL BUT STILL A FRIEND OF NATURE
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 05/02/2002, 923 words. 
I JUST CAME home from an exciting weekend at a conference called "Beyond Pesticides." The keynote speaker urged us all to create neighborhood Clean Lawn Associations for chemical-free gardens. ...

ENVIRONMENT // DISTRICT LATE WITH PESTICIDE NOTICE
The Orange County Register, CA, 05/02/2002, 122 words. 
Santa Ana Unified School District sent a notice to parents about pesticides four months later than required by law, an activist group says. ...

E, HERBICIDE RISKS TO BE DEBATED
The Press Democrat, CA, 05/02/2002, 106 words. 
Potential health and environmental risks associated with the use of pesticides and herbicides will be the focus of a meeting in Sebastopol today. ...

TOXICS STILL IN GROUP ARSENALS, GROUP SAYS
The Press-Enterprise Riverside, CA, 05/02/2002, 620 words. 
Many large school districts in California -- Riverside Unified and San Bernardino City Unified included -- continue to permit the use of highly toxic pesticides on school grounds despite a ...

PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIS MONTH PASSED TWO LAWS 
REQUIRING 

Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 04/29/2002, 124 words. 
The Pennsylvania General Assembly this month passed two laws requiring schools to 
implement Integrated Pest Management programs. Under the laws (HB 1289 and SB 
705), schools must post signs notifying the public 72 ...

CAMPAIGN ON ORGANIC LAWN CARE UNDER WAY
The Boston Globe, 04/28/2002, 469 words. 
NORWOOD - The Health Department has launched an educational campaign to alert 
residents to the dangers of pesticides and to urge them to practice organic lawn care. 

CANCER SURVIVOR CARRIES MESSAGE OF PESTICIDE DANGERS TO CITY
The Hamilton Spectator, 04/26/2002, 489 words. 
Ten years after winning his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Jean-Dominic 
Levesque-Rene continues to fight to prevent others from getting the disease. ... 

SCHWEIKER ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $333,000 IN ENVIRONMENTAL 
EDUCATION...

PR Newswire, 04/25/2002, 2,759 words. 
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of Pennsylvania Gov. Mark 
Schweiker, Department of Environmental Resources (DEP) Secretary David E. Hess today announced environmental education grants for 76 schools, ...

DOLLARS & SENSE ; PROTECTING YOUR TURF; SAVING TIME AND MONEY 
AND THE ...

Star-Tribune Newspaper, MN, 04/25/2002, 1,166 words. 
It's the question many of us ask ourselves every spring around Earth Day: How green 
am I? Do I throw down the chemicals to create the lushest lawn for all to envy? Or do I 
get rid of pesticides, ...

SAFER PEST CONTROL
The Salt Lake Tribune, UT, 04/25/2002, 285 words. 
Granite School District's conscientious decision to try alternative pest control 
measures after a parent complained may lead to even greater changes. If Granite's 
experiment is successful, ...

RESTAURANT RATINGS
The Leaf-Chronicle, TN, 04/24/2002, 397 words. 
The following are the Montgomery County Health Department restaurant and school 
inspection scores. The highest possible score is 100. Restaurants and schools are 
closed when immediate danger to public health is ...

PUPILS ARE RUSHED TO HOSPITALS, CAUSING SCARE AT EUREKA SCHOOL
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 04/24/2002, 942 words. 
* None of the 36 sick children is admitted, and the source of their complaints is a 
mystery. "I think we had a few sick kids and the others got scared," a fire official says. 

NEW LAW REQUIRES NOTICE OF PESTICIDES IN SCHOOLS
The Harrisburg Patriot, PA, 04/23/2002, 573 words. 
It's too late to help her daughter, but Carol Fanelli hopes other families may benefit from 
Pennsylvania's new law requiring advance notification of pesticide treatments in schools. 

PESKY PROBLEMS KEEP BUGGING SCHOOLS
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 04/23/2002, 368 words. 
Teachers must deal with all sorts of troubles in their classrooms. Children who won't 
learn. Some who can't. Children who are bullies. Others who snivel to be teachers' pets.

PA LIMITS USE OF PESTICIDES IN SCHOOLS. NEW LAWS REQUIRE DISTRICTS 
TO CUT... 

The Philadelphia Inquirer, 04/23/2002, 525 words. 
Gov. Schweiker has signed two laws requiring schools to sharply curtail their use of 
pesticides, and, in most cases, to apply them at least seven hours before children are 
present. The laws will take effect ...

SCHOOL SITES GET TOXIC CHECKUP
The Orange County Register, CA, 04/22/2002, 642 words. 
An environmental review of 40 potential new and expanded school sites in Orange 
County shows that 23 had prior uses that could have contaminated the land. ... 

POISONING FOR DOLLARS
Time Magazine, 04/22/2002, 507 words. 
Ever been so strapped for cash that you'd swallow pesticide for $460? That's what 
dozens of college-age Nebraskans did in 1998 after reading a school-newspaper ad 
urging students to "earn extra money."

NEW LAW REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO POST PESTICIDE PLANS
Associated Press, 04/19/2002, 168 words. 
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Mark S. Schweiker on Thursday signed a bill that 
requires school districts to give advance notice of pesticide treatments on school 
property. ...

TOWN AND COUNTRY; TERMITE, ANT KNOWLEDGE MEANS SAVING MONEY
Dayton Daily News, OH, 04/18/2002, 1,136 words. 
Knowing the difference between carpenter ants and termites can mean the difference 
between hundreds of dollars worth of pest control.

SCHOOLS ALTER BUG-CONTROL POLICY
The Salt Lake Tribune, UT, 04/18/2002, 412 words. 
A parent's plea that use of insecticides and herbicides at Libby Edward Elementary 
School be reduced 

TWO EFFORTS SEEKS TO HALT PESTICIDE USE
Newsday, 04/18/2002, 532 words. 
Long Island environmentalists and some key allies in the State Legislature this week 
launched a two-pronged assault on chemical weed-killers, including a far-reaching 
proposed state law that would ...

N.C. TO CONSIDER CHANGES TO CROP-DUSTING BOUNDARY; REVISION 
WOULD ALLOW...

Charlotte Observer, NC, 04/16/2002, 586 words. 
RALEIGH -- Crop-dusters are asking the state to eliminate mandatory no-spray zones 
around homes and replace them with a regulation allowing small amounts of pesticides 
to drift onto yards and roofs. ...

TREES WILL PROTECT SCHOOL FROM DRIFTING PESTICIDE
The Columbian, 04/11/2002, 148 words. 
WENATCHEE (AP) -- Australian willows have been planted along a fence separating 
Sunnyslope Elementary School from two orchards to try to protect students from 
drifting pesticide spray. ...

NEEM OIL IS A POWERFUL BUT SAFE PEST FIGHTER

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 04/11/2002, 848 words. 
THIS YEAR, DESPITE the cold snaps, certain pests seem to be in good supply. 
Aphids were reported on roses as early as mid-March and slugs seem to be waking up 
even more hungry than usual.

EXPERTS PUSH FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL
Shreveport Times, LA, 04/11/2002, 807 words. 
Prevention is best way to fight disease, biologist says. By Alisa Stingley The Times

VENTURA COUNTY RANCHER AGREES TO SETTLEMENT OVER PESTICIDE 
USE NEAR 2...

Los Angeles Times, 04/10/2002, 450 words. 
A citrus rancher sued by prosecutors for allegedly allowing pesticide to drift onto an 
elementary school agreed Tuesday to refrain from spraying near two east Ventura 
campuses while classes are in session and pay $25,000 ...

TRUSTEES APPROVE PESTICIDE SPRAYING
Winnipeg Free Press, Canada, 04/09/2002, 271 words. 
Nick Martin Winnipeg School Division plans to spray trees with pesticide at all of 
its 79 schools by the end of May. There were no questions and no debate before 
trustees last night approved ...

THE VANCOUVER SCHOOL BOARD HAS APPROVED A POLICY...
Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 04/08/2002, 120 words. 
The Vancouver School Board has approved a policy to limit the use of toxic pesticides 
on school grounds, according to The Columbian. The new policy, which follows a year 
of negotiations, requires schools to adopt ...

MYTHS AND MAJESTY ENVELOPE CARNIVORES
Sun Herald, MS, 04/07/2002, 969 words. 
NOT many gardeners would be familiar with the tippitiwitchet, at least not by that name. 
Yet it is one of the world's most efficient natural killers. ...

MOTHER NATURE'S PESTICE.(DENTON COUNTY)

The Dallas Morning News, 04/07/2002, 76 words. 
Heritage Elementary School fourth-graders Kelsi Westberg (left) and Jennae Riggs 
release ladybugs in the school garden. About 18,000 of the beneficial insects were 
released by the school to help students learn ...

TREES PLANTED TO PROTECT SCHOOL FROM PESTICIDE DRIFT
Associated Press, 04/05/2002, 178 words. 
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - Australian willows have been planted along a fence 
separating Sunnyslope Elementary School from two orchards to try to protect students 
from drifting pesticide spray. ...

A BATTLE IS BREWING
PESTICIDE & TOXIC CHEMICAL NEWS, 04/01/2002, 178 words. 
The Food Standards Agency of the United Kingdom is likely to be at the centre of a 
health and safety dispute since the agency announced a change in its standard food 
safety position related to the washing and peeling of fruit ...

THERE ARE NO EASY IPM ANSWERS
Pest Control, 04/01/2002, 553 words. 
In the past few years, we have received numerous reader requests to do "IPM articles." 
It's also hard not to notice that at any given industry conference, a seminar boasting 
IPM in its title usually packs the house.

TESTS HAVE CONFIRMED AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S WATER SYSTEM...
Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 04/01/2002, 155 words. 
Tests have confirmed an elementary school's water system -- which had been feared 
contaminated by a potentially dangerous pesticide -- is now safe. Teachers and 
students at Anderson Elementary School in St. ...

MARBLEHEAD TURNING GREEN WITHOUT TOXICS

The Boston Globe, 03/31/2002, 1238 words. 
[A PUBLISHED CORRECTION HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS STORY.] MARBLEHEAD
 - Chip Osborne's two springer spaniels used to rest under his greenhouse benches. So 
did the runoff from the pesticides ...

LEARNING, GIVING WITH NATIVE PLANTS: STUDENTS WORK WITH VOLUNTEER 
AT CASEE

The Columbian, WA, 03/30/2002, 682 words. 
BRUSH PRAIRIE -- Fresh from the Ozarks, 22-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer Hannah 
Spangler led a crew of 25 Battle Ground teen-agers to plant six varieties of native 
wetland plants in a new man-made ...

TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING INSECTS
Fort Collins Coloradoan, CO, 03/29/2002, 707 words. 
Get facts about the benefits of bees "Be prepared for bee attacks," by Morris and James 
Carey of The Associated Press was an article in your Feb. 16 edition. I keep looking ...

ON HANDLING SCHOOL RODENT PROBLEM
The Record, NJ, 03/29/2002, 274 words. 
Regarding "Rodent-fouled Bogota school to stay shut for more cleaning" (Page L-10, 
March 6): I felt for the many parents of the 300 students in kindergarten ... 

ADVICE TO WASH FRUIT AND VEG IS REPEALED.  FOOD AGENCY DECISION ON...
The Daily Telegraph, 03/27/2002, 440 words. 
Medical Correspondent THERE is no longer any need to wash and peel fruit and 
vegetables to remove traces of pesticides, the Food Standards Agency said yesterday.

PESTICIDE SAFETY ADVICE FOR CHILDREN TO BE WITHDRAWN
M2 Presswire, 03/26/2002, 476 words. 
The Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP) is recommending that the Government 
withdraw long- standing safety advice aimed at reducing children's exposure to 
pesticides. Professor David Coggan...

S.D. WAR ON WEEDS CONTINUES WEED AND PEST COMMISSION TO WELCOME 
NEW MEMBER

Grand Forks Herald, ND, 03/25/2002, 407 words. 
PIERRE, S.D. -- They are on the front lines in the worrisome war on weeds in South 
Dakota and soon will be on the board of directors, too. A bill that becomes law this 
summer will add  representative ...

SCHOOLS
The Times-Picayune, LA, 03/24/2002, 366 words. 
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS Fischer Environmental Services, a local termite, pest 
control, lawn care and horticulture firm, has announced that applications are ... 

CONTAMINATED SOIL FOUND OUTSIDE SCHOOL CLOSED BY MOLD
Associated Press, 03/21/2002, 294 words. 
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) - Tests have uncovered contaminated soil on the campus of a 
suburban Chicago school shut down after toxic mold was found throughout one wing. ...

PESTICIDE-INFESTED DIRT TO BE MOVED FROM EAST
Chicago Daily Herald, 03/21/2002, 218 words. 
Soil on the St. Charles East High School campus found to be contaminated with a 
pesticide banned in 1974 will be removed and replaced with new dirt, school officials said Wednesday. ...

LETO HIGH WAGING WAR ON RATS
St. Petersburg Times, FL, 03/20/2002, 675 words. 
TAMPA -- At Leto High School, everyone seems to have a rat tale to tell. They've seen 
them darting through the halls. Dead on the cafeteria ...

INTERNET FORUM OFFERS QUICK ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 03/18/2002, 389 words. 
Pesticide regulators can share advice and information in cyber space using an Internet 
forum hosted by Purdue University. At last week's meeting of the Association of 
American Pesticide ...

CHILDREN MORE VULNERABLE TO PESTICIDE SPRAYING
Allentown Morning Call, PA, 03/14/2002, 146 words. 
Millions of school children are exposed to pesticides in Pennsylvania. Pesticides can 
be sprayed in the school during school hours. Clean Water Action, a national 
environmental group with an ...

IN THE CLASSROOM Kids Project Learning Into Community A strategy being 
used ...
Los Angeles Times, 03/13/2002, 1,031 words. 
In a classroom at Ojai's Topa Topa Elementary School, 11-year-old would-be reporter 
Libby Bradley asks Farmer John the tough questions. "Do you use pesticides on your 
crops?" "Are they safe for humans?"

ST. CHARLES SCHOOL ON BOTTLED WATER: HERBICIDE TRACES FOUND IN 
WELLS

The Chicago Tribune, 03/19/02
Because of concerns over traces of a potentially dangerous herbicide in wells at 
Anderson School in St. Charles, a new water-filtration system will be installed, school 
district officials said Monday.  The presence of the herbicide was discovered over the 
weekend, prompting Community Unit School District 303 officials to turn off water to the 
building. The district is supplying bottled water and moist towelettes for the 560 pupils 
and 40 faculty and staff...

OFFICIALS STAGE GLASSY-WINGED SHARPSHOOTER DRILL ; EMERGENCY WORKERS FAN ...
The Press Democrat, CA, 03/09/2002, 630 words. 
Emergency crews in the Napa Valley have conducted drills for floods and earthquakes, 
but on Friday they mobilized forces to respond to an infestation of a vineyard pest.

BOGOTA SETS SHOW-AND-TELL ON RODENT PROBLEM [Corrected 03/07/02]
The Record, NJ, 03/05/2002, 450 words. 
A rodent problem at E. Roy Bixby Elementary School will keep children out of class 
again today, but last night the Board of Education held out hope that the school might 
reopen on Wednesday. 

COMMUNITY DIGEST, Houston Chronicle, 02/28/2002

RAFFI CALLS ON HEALTH MINISTER TO PROTECT CHILDREN'S HEALTH, 
Canada NewsWire
, 02/25/2002

WE'RE POISONING OUR CHILDREN. TODAY'S PRODUCE IS FULL OF TOXIC RESIDUE 
SAYS, The Globe and Mail, 02/25/2002
 
CALIFORNIA PROPOSED ACTIONS ON REGULATIONS STRUCTURAL PEST 
CONTROL, RegAlert, 02/22/2002

CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, LegAlert, 02/19/2002

POTENTIAL POISONS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A WAY OF LIFE, 
Democrat & Chronicle
, NY, 02/16/2002

APPOINTMENTS TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PESTICIDES, 
M2 Presswire
, 02/15/2002

FIRM HIRED TO BATTLE MOSQUITOES, The Hartford Courant, CT, 02/14/2002

PEST FIGHTERS CUT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY, Indianapolis Star, 02/20/2002

LANDMARK SCHOOL PEST MANAGEMENT MEASURE WINS SENATE APPROVAL 
THROUGH, PR Newswire, 02/13/2002

BOGOTA PARENTS SMELL A RAT ; NOT TOLD BY SCHOOL OF PEST TREATMENT, 
The Record
, NJ, 02/13/2002

PENNSYLVANIA FARMERS, SCHOOLS CREATE PROGRAMS, 
Associated Press
, February 12, 2002


BUG BUDDIES NOT ALL INSECTS FALL INTO `PEST' CATEGORY, 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
, 02/09/2002

WHIRLING WINDMILL KEEPING GEESE OFF FOOTBALL FIELD, The Star-Ledger Newark, NJ, 02/08/2002

EPA FINDS CONTAMINATION, BUT TESTS AT SCHOOL INCONCLUSIVE, 
Associated Press
, 02/07/2002

AN ACT CONCERNING INDOOR AIR QUALITY IN SCHOOLS, LegAlert, 02/07/2002

MAF'S CONSULTATION GROUP WANTS SCHOOLS CLOSED DURING SPRAYING, 
New Zealand Press Association
, 02/06/2002

GEORGIA SAFE SCHOOLS ACT - ADOPT - PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS, LegAlert, 02/06/2002

OLDTOWN POLE YARD FOUND CONTAMINATED; BUT TESTS FOR PESTICIDE AT SCHOOL, 

The Spokesman Review
, WA, 02/06/2002

RESEARCH EXAMINES THE `MIRACLE MARIGOLDS' MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE 
STUDENTS ..., Grand Forks Herald, ND, 02/04/2002

MATTERS OF RELATIVITY, Peoria Journal Star, IL, 02/01/2002

SCHOOL SPRAYS, American Prospect, Washington, DC, 01/28/2002

THE PEST MANAGEMENT POLICY ADOPTED BY LOS ANGELES SCHOOLS IS NOW 
DISPLAYED..., Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 01/21/2002

SPRAY DRIFT, PESTICIDES IN SCHOOLS AMONG TOP STATE ISSUES IN 2002,
Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 01/21/2002

CRITTERS AND GIGGLES, Wichita Eagle, KS, 01/17/2002

FLOCKS OF CROWS, STARLINGS NOT UNUSUAL, BUT CAN BE SCARY; ONE 
FAMILY'S ..., The Grand Rapids Press, MI, 01/16/2002

LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY - REQUIRES PROGRAMS BY LOCAL EDUCATION 
AGENCIES ON ..., LegAlert, 01/11/2002

LICE BE STRONG, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA, 01/11/2002

LICE ANGEL OFFERS FAMILIES TIPS TO STAMP OUT PESKY PARASITES, 
PR Newswire
, 01/08/2002

PRAIRIE DOG KILLINGS POSTPONED, Rocky Mountain News, CO, 01/08/2002

PRAIRIE DOGS LOSE THEIR COURT FIGHT ; DISTRICT PLANS TO GAS ANIMALS 
AT 5 ..., Rocky Mountain News, CO, 01/04/2002

TURF WAR: PRAIRIE DOGS VS. SCHOOLS, Denver Post, CO, 01/01/2002

UNION THREATENS SUIT AGAINST SPRINGFIELD - COUNTY SAYS TOWNSHIP AND SCHOOL ...,  The Star-Ledger Newark, NJ, 12/28/2001

CHILDREN MORE AT RISK FROM NEUROTOXINS THAN ADULTS, SAYS REPORTS.
Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News
, 12/24/2001

THE INDIANAPOLIS-BASED GROUP IMPROVING KIDS' ENVIRONMENT IS ASKING HOOSIERS ...,  Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 12/24/2001

EPA CALLS FOR PAUSE IN PESTICIDE TESTS ON HUMANS; AFTER EVALUATING RESULTS ...,  The Washington Post, 12/15/2001

STATE TO TEST CHEMCIAL-FREE PEST AND WEED CONTROL AT 6 SCHOOLS - ...," 
The Star-Ledger Newark
, NJ, 12/11/2001

HILLEARY, FRIST VOTE AGAINST PESTICIDE PROVISION, The Commercial Appeal, TN, 12/10/2001

SCHOOL BOARD FIRES ITS PEST CONTROL FIRM; CONTRACTOR DISPUTES TERMS OF ...,  The Times-Picayune, LA, 12/07/2001

EXPERTS AIM ASTHMA FIGHT AT SCHOOLS, HOMES, BUSES, Boston Herald, 12/06/2001

COALITION ANNOUNCING PLAN TO REDUCE CHILDHOOD ASTHMA IN NEW ENGLAND,  Associated Press, 12/05/2001

SCHOOLS' PESTICIDE USE MAY PUT STUDENTS IN DANGER, Dayton Daily News, OH, 12/03/2001


TORRICELLI PROVISION ON SCHOOL PESTICIDES DEFEATED IN CONGRESS,  Associated Press, 11/30/2001

SCHOOL PESTICIDE ISSUE, Bangor Daily News, ME, 11/30/2001

WISCONSIN'S PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL PEST MANAGEMENT PROTECTS CHILDREN,  University of Wisconsin Extension,11/29/2001

EPA USED DATA FROM HUMAN PESTICIDE TESTS, The Washington Post, 11/29/2001

THERE'S A LOUSE IN MY HOUSE: HOW TO BEAT HEAD LICE, The Santa Fe New Mexican
11/28/2001

ALASAKA GOES AFTER ILLEGAL PESTICIDE DEALERS ONLINE, Associated Press, 11/24/2001

NEW FRONT IN ANT FIGHT, The Orange County Register, CA, 11/21/2001

NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR PESTICIDE ..., Federal Register, MD, 11/21/2001

BATTLING BUGS BETTER MEANS EYES IN THE FIELD: UPCOMING PEST MANAGEMENT ...,  Ascribe News, CA, 11/19/2001

THE BUG MAN SINGS, The New Straits Times, Malaysia, 11/18/2001

PARENTS FIGHT SCHOOL PESTICIDE USE, NO RESOLUTION REACHED AFTER OFTEN ...,  Bangor Daily News, ME, 11/16/2001

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE EPA, U.S. Newswire, 11/15/2001

LICE; EVEN CLEAN HEADS ATTRACT DIRTY INSECTS, The Pantagraph, IL, 11/12/2001

TUESDAY'S MEETINGS AND EVENTS, Buffalo News, NY, 11/12/2001

JUDGE CONTINUES REGULATION OF FUMIGANT USE NEAR MONTEREY, CALIF., SCHOOLS, Monterey County Herald, CA, 11/08/2001 

CALIFORNIA JUDGE EXTENDS ORDER PROTECTING AGAINST CHEMICAL AT SCHOOLS, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 11/08/2001

THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR IPM EDUCATION IS PLANNING A NUMBER OF ...,  Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 11/05/2001

VINEYARD VIEWS, Wines & Vines, CA, 11/01/2001

WHO WILL SAVE US FROM THE SUPERNITS?, The Times of London, 11/01/2001

AN ESTATE LIVES ON, THANKS TO APPLES, The New York Times, 11/01/2001

AS MINNESOTA FARMING CHANGES, SO DOES U OF M FARM SCHOOL,  Associated Press, 10/29/2001

Of MICE AND WOMEN, New York Observer, 10/29/2001

RESPECTING ROOTS, GENERATING GROWTH; `U' AGRICULTURE SCHOOL BRANCHES OUT ...,  Star-Tribune Newspaper, MN, 10/29/2001

CALIFORNIA - REGULATIONS FILED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE - DEPARTMENT OF..., RegAlert, 10/26/2001

TOWN AND COUNTRY; TAKE MEASURES TO RID YOUR HOME OF MOLD, Dayton Daily News, OH, 10/25/2001

FRIENDS OF BATS; THIS GROUP IS DEDICATED TO CREATING A MORE POSITIVE ...,  Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 10/25/2001

AMERICAN U.: NATIONAL SURVEY SHOWS COLLEGES ARE GOING GREEN, U-Wire, 10/22/2001

AROUND TOWN, Buffalo News, NY, 10/21/2001

BATTLING A CUTE, FUZZY ENEMY DEMANDS OUR RESOLVE, St. Paul Pioneer Press, MN, 10/21/2001

ANNOYING LADYBUGS ARE GIVING BUGS AND BUG LOVERS BAD NAME; IT'S NOT EASY ..., Akron Beacon Journal, OH, 10/20/2001

STADIUM GROUNDKEEPER ON A GOOD WICKET, The Dominion, WV, 10/17/2001

USDA, COUNTY AGENTS TO BE VIGILANT FOR STINK BUG DAMAGE, Allentown Morning Call, PA, 10/17/2001

PEST CONTROL TOPS FULL BALLOT; ST. CHARLES VOTERS FACE DECISIONS, The Times-Picayune, LA, 10/13/2001

ARSENIC FOUND IN 1 WELL AT WINFIELD ELEMENTARY; ELEVATED LEVELS TRACED TO ...,  The Baltimore Sun, MD, 10/11/2001

THE PERILS BEYOND YOUR FRONT DOOR, The Express, TX, 10/09/2001

COLGATE WON'T LET BEDBUGS BITE; UNIVERSITY TAKES QUICK ACTION WHEN PESTS ...,  The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY, 10/09/2001

COMMUNITY/ FAIRFAX DEFIES STATE WITH PESTICIDE LAW, The San Francisco Chronicle, 10/05/2001

JUDGE MAY EXTEND ORDER AGAINST PESTICIDE USE NEAR TWO SALINAS, CALIF. ..., San Jose Mercury News, 10/04/2001

STUDENTS EMBRACE CREEPY CRITTERS, The State, SC, 10/03/2001

SOIL CONTAMINATED; BUILDER, SCHOOL DISTRICT REACT, Arizona Business Gazette, 09/27/2001

SOCCER FIELDS DECLARED FIT FOR USE - FOOTBALL AREA TO STAY CLOSED IN ..., The Star-Ledger, NJ, 09/26/2001

PEST MANAGEMENT NOTICE AVAILABLE FOR ASKING IN J-E, The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY, 09/20/2001

PHASEOUT OF SOME PESTICIDES SUGGESTED HEALTH AND ADVISORY BOARD SAYS ...,  Contra Costa Times, CA, 09/16/2001

SCHOOL, PESTICIDE LAW BOTH IN SESSION, Times Union, NY, 09/11/2001

PARENTS NOW CAN GET NOTICE OF IMPENDING SCHOOL PESTICIDE USES,  Associated Press, 09/10/2001

WHAT AILS YOU MIGHT BE INSIDE YOUR HOME, The Bradenton Herald, FL, 09/08/2001

VENTURA COUNTY JUDGE UPHOLDS PESTICIDE SUIT AGAINST GROWER CROPS: ACTION ...,  Los Angeles Times, 09/08/2001

THE REGION, PESTICIDE SUIT AGAINST CITRUS RANCHER IS UPHELD, Los Angeles Times, 09/08/2001

RESIDENTS CAN OPT OUT OF PEST CONTROL, The Boston Globe, 09/06/2001

SWARMS MAKE RAID ON WASP, HORNET KILLER HOMEOWNERS AND EXTERMINATORS REPORT ...,  The Grand Rapids Press, MI, 09/06/2001

PUPILS STAY AT HOME AFTER SCHOOL IS INVADED BY RATS, The Scotsman, Scotland, 09/05/2001

BERRY OPPOSES LEGISLATION ON SCHOOL PESTICIDES, Associated Press, 09/03/2001

AIR CONCERNS GROW ALONG WITH MOLD MAINE SCHOOL'S CLOSING PART OF 
BROADER ..., The Boston Globe, 09/02/2001

JUDGE ORDERS LIMIT TO APPLICATION OF PESTICIDE NEAR TWO MONTEREY COUNTY ...,  Associated Press, 09/01/2001

TAKING BACK THE HALLS, Audubon Magazine, 09/01/01

LICE, AS WELL AS CHILDREN, ARE HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL, The Toronto Star, Canada, 08/24/2001

PARENTS NOTIFIED OF SCHOOLS' PESTICIDE USE, The San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA,  
08/24/2001

SCHOOLS MUST TELL PARENTS ABOUT USE OF PESTICIDES, The San Diego Union-Tribune
08/23/2001

ACTIVISTS OPPOSE CITY SPRAYING OF WEED HERBICIDE, THE EPA CONSIDERS 
ROUNDUP ..., Portland Press Herald, 08/23/2001

SACRAMENTO DAYBOOK, Associated Press, 08/22/2001

AS HEALTHY SCHOOLS, Associated Press, 08/22/2001

PARENTS GETTING FIRST REPORT OF TOXICS AT CHILDREN'S SCHOOL, Associated Press, 08/22/2001

PAWTUCKET SCHOOL NEARLY FREE OF MICE, Associated Press, 08/21/2001

WORKING TO PREVENT POISONOUS CLASSROOMS, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
08/20/2001

SCHOOLS PUSH PESTICIDE RESTRICTIONS, PARENT ALERTS CONGRESS SET TO DEBATE ...,  The Detroit News, 08/19/2001

LEGISLATION STEPS UP MOVE AGAINST PESTICIDES AT SCHOOLS, The Grand Rapids Press, MI, 08/19/2001

CHOOSE HEALTH FOR SCHOOLS, The Capital Times, WI, 08/16/2001

ENTOMOLOGIST HAD LOVE OF BUGS -- EXCEPT FOR PESTS ...,  The Orange County Register, CA, 08/16/2001

PESTICIDES AND PLAYGROUNDS A SENATE BILL OUTLINES CONTROLS FOR 
PUBLIC ..., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/15/2001

TERMITE DAMAGE CHANGES SCHOOL'S GOALS FOR ITS GYM; SHRINKING 
SHOWPLACE, The Lexington Herald Leader, KY, 08/14/2001

AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS BACK PESTICIDE WARNINGS, Denver Post, 08/14/2001

AREA EQUIPMENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR ARSENC, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI, 08/13/2001

LA NIT-PICKER HAS FUN AT HER LOUSY JOB, HEALTH: AS PEAK LICE SEASON ...,  Los Angeles Times, 08/13/2001

SCHOOL PESTICIDE BILL DEBATED BACKERS SAY U.S. STANDARDS WOULD REPLACE ..., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/12/2001

SCHOOLS GEAR UP TO RESUME BATTLE AGAINST HEAD LICE,  The Arizona Republic, 08/08/2001

LICE LOUSE UP SCHOOL FOR ALL, The Arizona Republic, 08/08/2001

DEALING WITH HEAD LICE EFFECTIVELY,
St. Petersburg Times, FL, 08/05/2001

EXTERMINATOR COMES TO SAVE THE DAY; MIGHTY MICE NO LONGER HERE TO STAY,  The Providence Journal, RI, 08/04/2001

MICE RUNNING WILD AT PAWTUCKET SCHOOL, Associated Press, 08/03/2001

CUSTODIANS LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE GRASS GREENER, The Star-Ledger Newark, NJ, 08/02/2001

SEPA BILL PASSES SENATE, STILL NEEDS HOUSE APPROVAL, Pest Control, 08/01/2001

POISON IN THE PLAYGROUND? A FORM OF ARSENIC, USED ON PRESSURE-TREATED ...,  Sunday News Lancaster, PA, 07/29/2001

SCIENTISTS, STUDENTS MEET THE BEETLES, The Washington Post, 07/29/2001

BOARD TO CONSIDER PROPOSAL FOR RULES FOR CHEMICAL SPRAYING AT SCHOOLS, Associated Press, 07/25/2001

PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION BILL MEETS HOUSE OPPOSITION, Chemical Week, 07/25/2001

NEWS BRIEFS FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Associated Press, 07/23/2001

SOIL TESTING PLANNED FOR HIGH SCHOOL, Los Angeles Daily News, 07/23/2001

REPOSITIONING LICE TREATMENTS TO REVIVE CATEGORY GROWTH, Drug Store News, 07/23/2001

SENATE LEGISLATION ON PESTICIDE USE IN SCHOOLS MAY NOT SURVIVE,  Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 07/23/2001

SCHOOL PESTICIDE MEASURE IS ATTACKED; HOUSE GOP VOWS ..., The Washington Post, 07/19/2001

CRITICS HOPE TO KILL COMPROMISE RULES ON PESTICIDES IN SCHOOLS, Associated Press, 07/18/2001

FIGHT OVER SCHOOL PESTICIDE RULES, Associated Press, 07/18/2001

AMERICAN CROP PROTECTION ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT TESTIFIES ABOUT SCHOOL ...,  U.S. Newswire, 07/18/2001

SENATE MEASURE TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM PESTICIDES IN JEOPARADY IN THE...,  PR Newswire, 07/17/2001

BEYOND PESTICIDES DISCLOSES SENATE SCHOOL PESTICIDES MEASURE UNDER THREAT ...,  Business Wire, 07/17/2001

SCHOOLS SET TO BEGIN PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION, Times Union, NY, 07/13/2001

EPA OFFICIALS WILL TEST POLE YARD FOR CHEMICALS ..., The Idaho Statesman, 07/05/2001

ARIZONA PEST COMPANY RIDS GEORGIA SCHOOL OF BATS, Associated Press, 07/04/2001

DEQ FINDSI NO PESTICIDE IN SOILS OUTSIDE POLE YARD, Associated Press, 06/26/2001

VENTURA SCHOOL DISTRICT TO TAKE PART IN PESTICIDE ..., Los Angeles Times, 05/31/2001.

HARTFORD SCHOOLS GET FEDERAL GRANT TO SHOO RATS AND ROACHES, Associated Press, 05/28/2001.

TERMITES GOBBLE HISTORIC SCHOOL ST. AUGUSTINE FIGHTING PESTS, The Florida Times-Union, 05/26/2001.

JUDGE BARS FUMIGATING NEAR SCHOOL, Los Angeles Daily News, 05/26/2001.

COUNCIL OKS $750 FOR COYOTE STUDY, Chicago Tribune, 05/25/2001.

A FEW FLIES IN THEIR SOUP SUDDEN SWARMS FORCE SCHOOL TO CLOSE 
CAFETERIA, The Boston Globe, 05/16/2001.

NEW LAW REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO WARN ABOUT PESTICIDE SPRAYING, Associated Press, 05/16/2001.

FRAMINGHAM SCHOOL CAFETERIA CLOSES WITH FLY PROBLEM, Associated Press, 05/16/2001

PESTERED BY THE PAST, The Tampa Tribune, FL, 05/15/2001.

STATE WANTS RESIDENTS TO TALK ABOUT POLE YARD ...,  The Spokesman Review, WA, 05/15/2001.

CRAWLY EXHIBIT BUGS STUDENTS, Tulsa World, OK, 05/11/2001.

NEWS OF PLAN TO SPRAY CROPS NEAR SCHOOL UPSETS PARENTS ...,  Los Angeles Times, 05/11/2001.

CASS TECH'S ROACH PATROLS, The Detroit News, 05/09/2001.

COMBATING CRITTERS PART OF PEST MANAGEMENT CLASS ...,  The Detroit News, 05/08/2001. 

W. NILE TACTICS SHIFT AWAY FROM JUST SPRAY - NEW AIM: PREVENT SKEETERS, New York Post, 05/04/2001.

AIR TESTS PLANNED AT SCHOOL, STATE DEQ WILL SEE IF POLE YARD'S PESTICIDE A ..., 
The Spokesman Review, WA, 05/04/2001. 

VOLUNTEERS YANK PESKY WEEDS HARMING ENDANGERED PLANTS, Chicago Daily Herald, 04/29/2001.

ADULTS "FREAK OUT" AND THE KIDS TURN ON AT TRAVELING INSECT EXHIBIT AT ..., St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 04/29/2001. 

ARSENIC RISK BAFFLES FLORIDA OFFICIALS, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 04/26/2001.

ARSENIC DECISION IS FINAL, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 04/24/2001.

PESTICIDE USE: TOP QUESTIONS OF CANADIANS ABOUT LAWN CARE - PART I, Canada NewsWire, 04/22/2001. 

PESTICIDES NOT ALWAYS RIGHT ANSWER AT HOME, The Grand Rapids Press, MI, 04/22/2001.

EVIDENCE OF PESTICIDE DUMPING FOUND NEAR OAK HARBOR SCHOOL..., Associated Press, 03/30/2001. 

VEGETATION CONTROL IS FOCUS OF TRAINING, Buffalo News, NY, 03/30/2001.

SCHOOLS: RATS SCURRYING THROUGH WALLS AND AIR DUCTS HAVE FORCED FOUR STUDENTS TO MOVE..., The Palm Beach Post, 03/30/2001, 135 words. 

EPA LOOKING FOR PESTICIDE EVIDENCE SCHOOL WORKERS MAY HAVE  ILLEGALLY DUMPED ..., Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 03/29/2001

ABC'S OF IPM VIDEO SERIES ADOPTED BY OTHER STATES, M2 Presswire, 03/26/2001

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TAKES HIT IN MOYERS DOCUMENTARY,  St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 03/26/2001

MOYERS ZEROS IN ON CHEMICALS, Chicago Tribune, 03/26/2001

THE PLACE THE CITY FORGOT, Greensboro News & Record, NC, 03/25/2001

VENTURA COUNTY PERSPECTIVE LEAST-TOXIC PROGRAM CAN HELPLos Angeles Times
03/25/2001

DIE-OFF OF EASTERN GEESE STUMPS BIOLOGISTS WILDLIFE ..., Los Angeles Times, 03/25/2001

AN INDUSTRY NOT-SO-EAGERLY AWAITS A MOYERS DOCUMENTARY, Associated Press, 03/24/2001

LSU TESTS BIRDS FOR POISONING; LARGE NUMBERS REPORTED DEAD, The Baton Rouge Advocate, 03/23/2001

LOUISIANA BIRDS ARE DYING, BUT WHY?,
The Dallas Morning News, 03/23/2001

SURGE IN BIRD DEATHS CONCERNS AND CONFOUNDS WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS, Associated Press, 03/22/2001

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION HEALTH PROBES EYED,
Times Union, NY, 03/22/2001

BILLS AIM TO PROTECT PUPILS FROM PESTICIDE ..., The Harrisburg Patriot, PA, 03/22/2001

ARSENIC FOUND IN SOIL AT 3 MIAMI-DADE PARKS, The Palm Beach Post, FL, 03/22/2001

BILL WOULD REQUIRE HEALTH CHECK IN SCHOOL RENOVATION, CONSTRUCTION, Associated Press, 03/21/2001

SOME INDIANA ENVIRONMENTAL BILLS SURVIVE DESPITE TIGHT STATE BUDGET, The Indianapolis Star, 03/21/2001

CDC TO DETAIL BLOOD CONTAMINANTS HEALTH ..., Los Angeles Times, 03/21/2001

STUDY WARNS OF MORE TOXIC RISKS AT SCHOOLS ..., The San Francisco Chronicle, 03/20/2001

PRESS CONFERENCE ON PESTICIDE REPORT AND LEGISLATION, PR Newswire, 03/19/2001

GROUP CALLS FOR SAFER SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT BY CURTAILING PESTICIDE USE, PR Newswire, 03/19/2001

PESTICIDES NOT ALWAYS THE EASY ANSWER IN HOMES WITH KIDS, Associated Press, 03/19/2001

REPORT: MANY SCHOOLS TOXIC, Orlando Sentinel, 03/19/2001

REPORT BLASTS AREAS THAT BUILD SCHOOLS ON OR NEAR HAZARDS, The Seattle Times, 03/19/2001

CHILDREN GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH BUGS, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 03/18/2001

ARSENIC FOUND AT PLAYING FIELD NEAR TROUBLED SCHOOL PROPERTY, Associated Press, 03/15/2001

TAMPA TO TEST PARK FOR ARSENIC, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 03/15/2001.

TARPON SPRINGS KNEW OF ARSENIC, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 03/15/2001.

KIDS BOARD BUG BUS FOR INSECT SAFARI, The Florida Times-Union, 03/14/2001.

OUTSIDE INFLUENCES? PARKINSON'S RESEARCHERS SCAN ENVIRONMENT FOR DISEASE ..., The Dallas Morning News, 03/12/2001.

THE POISON IN YOUR BACK YARD, St. Petersburg Times, 03/11/2001.

VENTURA COUNTY PERSPECTIVE BILL WOULD HELP PROTECT PUBLIC FROM PESTICIDE ..., Los Angeles Times, 03/11/2001.

DEATH IN THE SANCTUARY; SCIENTISTS TRYING TO DISCOVER WHAT'S KILLING ..., The Washington Post, 03/11/2001.


ENVIRONMENT: LIVING NEAR WHERE PESTICIDES ARE USED MAY BOOST FETAL DEATH ..., Medical Letter on the CDC & FDA, 03/11/2001.

ONONDAGA COUNTY CONSIDERS NOTIFICATION LAW, The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY, 03/10/2001.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER SQUAWK TOGETHER: A BATH SCHOOL SEEKS PROFESSIONAL HELP TO ..., Portland Press Herald, OR, 03/09/2001.

STOP CHILDHOOD POISONING ... BECAUSE YOU CAN, PR Newswire, 03/07/2001.

WHAT LIES BENEATH: STUDY SHOWS ONE-THIRD OF PESTICIDES USED IN TEXAS LOCAL ..., Ascribe News, CA, 03/07/2001.

DOCTORS, SUPPLIERS QUESTION PESTICIDE-SAFETY CAMPAIGN FRANKLIN-BASED..., The Tennessean, 03/06/2001.


BUGS GROUP TEACHES INSECTS ARE BEST, The Harrisburg Patriot, PA, 03/05/2001.

ORGANIC PEST CONTROL PLANNED,
The Boston Globe, 03/04/2001.

AFP CITES SHANGHAI DAILY REPORT OF CHILDREN POISONED IN XINJIANG, World News Connection, 03/01/2001.

FAT RAT ELUDES PEST CONTROL, Bristol Evening Post, United Kingdom, 02/27/2001.


BUGGING THE TEACHER FOR A SNACK; EXPO OFFERS PUPILS OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY, ..., San Antonio Express-News, 02/27/2001.

BILL AIMS TO LIMIT PESTICIDES IN SCHOOLS, DAYCARE ..., The Providence Journal, RI, 02/25/2001.

MEASURE AIMS TO RESTRICT PESTICIDE USE NEAR SCHOOLS, Los Angeles Times, 02/24/2001.

JACKSON BILL TARGETS PESTICIDE USE NEAR SCHOOLS, Los Angeles Times, 02/24/2001.

TOXIC PESTICIDE FOUND IN CALIFORNIA AIR SAMPLES, Environment News Service, 02/20/2001.


CONCORD SCHOOL LOOKS INTO CANCER CASES ..., The San Francisco Chronicle, 02/15/2001.

POPULAR PESTICIDES BEING PHASED OUT MOST SCHOOLS HERE NOT USING THEM, Morning Star, NC, 02/14/2001

THAT PESKY MOLE? IT'S PROTECTED BY I-713, The Seattle Times, 02/13/2001.

KYRENE KIDS CATCH THE BUG, The Arizona Republic, 02/13/2001.


SCHOOL OFFICIALS HOPE WINGED INVADERS WILL SOON TAKE FLIGHT ..., The Times-Picayune, LA, 02/10/2001.

RODENTS NO LONGER AT CONARD TRASH BINS, The Hartford Courant, CT, 02/09/2001.

SMITHSONIAN'S BUGS PACKED FOR ROAD TRIP, The Florida Times-Union, 02/09/2001.

FLYING MAMMALS INFEST SCHOOL, Associated Press, 02/08/2001.

RED-BACK BITES GIRL IN CLASS, The West Australian, 02/08/2001.


BILL WOULD REQUIRE SCHOOL PESTICIDE PLANS, The Tennessean, 02/08/2001.

OFFICIALS MOVE TO EVICT BATS, ANIMALS ROOST IN WALLS OF LUTCHER HIGH ..., The Baton Rouge Advocate, 02/08/2001.

SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM LAUNCHES EFFORT TO BUG AMERICA, Associated Press, 02/07/2001.

HEALTH: CHEMICAL POLLUTION MAY TRIGGER EARLY PUBERTY IN GIRLS, Inter Press Service, 02/07/2001.


OPPOSITION TO JUAN SORIA SCHOOL SITE, Los Angeles Times, 02/04/2001.

PARENTS RAISE BLACK FLAG, SOME BUGGED BY SCHOOLS' USE OF PESTICIDES, The San Francisco Chronicle, 02/02/2001.

VIRGINIA PESTICIDE CONTROL BOARD HELPS FUND IPM ..., M2 Presswire, 01/29/2001.

SCHOOL'S AIR TO BE TESTED FOR HAZARDS ..., The Spokesman Review, WA, 01/25/2001.

FOUL ODOR AT SCHOOL TRACED TO RODENTS, Times Union, NY, 01/20/2001.


TEACHERS BRING HEALTH CONCERNS TO STATE OFFICIALS TO DETERMINE WHETHER ..., The Spokesman Review, WA, 01/10/2001.

PESTICIDE BILL PASSES HOUSE COMMITTEE, Associated Press, 01/13/2001.

TEACHERS BRING HEALTH CONCERNS TO STATE OFFICIALS, Associated Press, 01/10/2001.

PESTICIDE USE, Los Angeles Times, 01/07/2001

FAMILY MATTERS, Chicago Daily Herald, 01/02/2001

ERIE, NIAGARA AREN'T RUSHING TO ADOPT NEW PESTICIDE LAW, Buffalo News, NY, 12/28/2000.


ALBANY COUNTY SHOULD ADOPT PESTICIDE LAW, Times Union, NY, 12/28/2000.

NEW KINDER, GENTLER TACTICS MANDATED FOR PEST CONTROL AT SCHOOLS, Los Angeles Times, 12/27/2000.

ONLY THREE COUNTIES HAVE ADOPTED PESTICIDE NOTIFICATION LAWS, Associated Press, 12/26/2000.

AGENCY PLANS TO TEST POLE YARD FOR FUMES, The Spokesman Review, WA, 12/21/2000.

SCHOOL BOARD INACTION BLAMED FOR INFESTATION OF COCKROACHES, National Post, Canada,12/20/2000.

EXTENSIVE TESTS PERFORMED TO HELP BEAT PESTS, The News-Gazette, IL, 12/17/2000.


TEACHERS SAY POLE YARD IS MAKING THEM SICK, Associated Press, 12/17/2000.

ANNOYING BATS FORCE SOUTHERN MISS STUDENTS OUT OF THEIR DORMS, Associated Press, 12/13/2000.

SCHOOLS STILL USING DANGEROUS PESTICIDES, Chicago Sun-Times, 12/06/2000.

STUDY FINDS HEAVY USE OF TOXIC PESTICIDES IN SCHOOLS, Bangor Daily News, ME, 11/30/2000.

MAINE SCHOOLS SHOULD LIMIT PESTICIDES AND WEED-KILLERS, Portland Press Herald, ME, 11/30/2000.

STUDY REVEALS WIDESPREAD USE OF TOXIC PESTICIDES IN SCHOOLS, Associated Press, 11/29/2000.


SCHOOLS ROUTINELY USE TOXIC PESTICIDES, Portland Press Herald, ME, 11/29/2000.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE ITCHING TO RID DORMS OF SCABIES, The Columbia Chronicle, IL, 11/27/2000

PESTICIDE EXPOSURE AT SCHOOLS, Los Angeles Times, 11/19/2000. 

VENTURA COUNTY PERSPECTIVE: WHO WILL PROTECT THE CHILDREN AT SCHOOL?, Los Angeles Times, 11/19/2000. 

VENTURA COUNTY NEWS: STATE TESTS FIND PESTICIDE ON CAMPUS, Los Angeles Times,
11/15/2000.

HOTTER EARTH MAY BOOST W. NILE VIRUS, New York Daily News, 11/14/2000.

SCHOOLS AND FARMS: A RISKY MIX, Los Angeles Times, 11/12/2000.

STATE INVESTIGATING USE OF PESTICIDE, Los Angeles Times, 11/11/2000.

PARENTS CALL FOR BAN ON PESTICIDE USE NEAR SCHOOLS, Los Angeles Times, 11/10/2000.

VENTURA COUNTY NEWS: PESTICIDE FUMES SEND TWO HOME AT MOUND SCHOOL, Los Angeles Times, 11/09/2000. 

PEST CONTROL: ATTENDING SCHOOL MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH, The Commercial Appeal, TN, 11/05/2000 

PARENTS CAN LEARN ABOUT PESTICIDES IN SCHOOLS, The Commercial Appeal, TN, 11/05/2000. 

FLEAS SHUT DOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Associated Press, 11/04/2000.

MEASURE LIMITING PESTICIDES NEAR SCHOOLS TAKES EFFECT, Associated Press, 11/01/2000. 

NEW PEST CONTROL LAW IN EFFECT, Telegram & Gazette, MA, 11/01/2000 

N.O. STUDENTS, TEACHERS FLEE FLEAS AT SCHOOL, The Times-Picayune, LA, 11/01/2000 

FINE, SUSPENSION ISSUED FOR PESTICIDE OFFENSE, The Seattle Times, 10/18/2000

TANGLED UP IN GREEN: WEEDS RUN AMOK ON SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS: BARRED FROM USING HERBICIDES, L.A. DEPLOYS BLOWTORCHES, BULLDOZERS AND `BUGGY BILL,' Wall Street Journal, 10/05/2000

NATIONAL HEAD LICE ORGANIZATION REJECTS NEW GUIDELINES, PR Newswire, 09/21/2000

TEN OVERCOME BY FUMES AT MAKAKILO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Associated Press, 09/19/2000

SCHOOL CLEARED AFTER SPILL, NY Times, September 15, 2000

RAT POISON SICKENS STUDENTS IN FLORIDA, Tulsa World, OK, 09/13/2000

34 SCHOOL KIDS INGEST POISON THAT WAS PUT ON THEIR SALSA, Deseret News, UT, 09/13/2000

MIDDLE-SCHOOL STUDENTS INGEST RAT POISON, Associated Press, 09/12/2000

PEST CONTROL: NOW KIDS CAN ATTEND NON-TOXIC SCHOOLS, The Pantagraph, IL, 08/12/2000

MORE SAMPLES TAKEN AT BURBANK SCHOOL: TERMINIX PLANS TO CLEAN UP TAINTED ..., The Press-Enterprise, CA, 08/11/2000

POISON FENCED OFF AT SCHOOL: OFFICIALS TEST THE GROUNDS OF BURBANK ..., The Press-Enterprise, CA, 08/04/2000

PESTICIDES POSE RISKS AT SCHOOLS, GROUP SAYS, Los Angeles Times, 07/27/2000

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL CHILDREN EXPOSED TO PESTICIDES IN CLASSROOM,  Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 07/27/2000

STUDY: PUBLIC RARELY TOLD OF PESTICIDE USE IN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Associated Press, 07/27/2000

STUDY FINDS TOXIC PESTICIDES USED IN HUNDREDS OF CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Associated Press, 07/28/2000

S.F. SCHOOLS PRAISED FOR CUTTING PESTICIDE USE, San Francisco Examiner, 07/26/2000

TEACHERS `BUGGED' BY CLASS WORKSHOP EDUCATES EDUCATORS; ABOUT THE AREA'S..., The Spokesman Review, WA, 07/25/2000

VINEYARD SPRAYING WORRIES PARENTS: BOARD ADDRESSES TOXINS NEAR SCHOOL, The Press Democrat, CA, 07/19/2000

IPM PILOT CENTER FOR SCHOOLS BACKED BY EPA, Pesticide & Toxic Chemical News, 07/13/2000

KIDS LEARN WHERE THEIR FOOD COMES FROM, The Boston Globe, 07/09/2000

LEARNING DISABILITES LINKED TO COMMON POISONS, Florida Today, 07/02/2000

ARCATA IS ON CUTTING EDGE OF NONTOXIC PEST CONTROL, Los Angeles Times, 07/02/2000


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