After receiving pushback from the manufacturers of three organophosphate insecticides, the EPA is reevaluating its process for determining the risk level of pesticides, an approach established in 2015. ” Traditionally, the agency has used the maximum allowed usages stated on the pesticide label. Pesticide manufacturers claim that approach is overly conservative. The EPA now proposes… Read more »
The School IPM working groups strive to make schools healthier places with fewer pests and pesticides by facilitating the development and adoption of IPM solutions. A school environment with pest and pesticide hazards can have a profound effect on students’ and school employees’ health in the short- and long-term. IPM in schools reduces pesticide use, residues and toxicity, and lowers the number of pest complaints. Schools can direct their staff to receive free online IPM training tailored for their role at www.stopschoolpests.com or contact us directly to learn more about a professional in-person training. Learn more.