A report written by Pesticide Watch and Center for Environmental Health. March, 2010. 20 pages.
Pesticide Protection Zones: Keeping Kids Safe at School analyzes current requirements for protection zones around schools in California’s 25 largest agricultural-production counties. It shows that in many California counties, crops are better protected from hazardous pesticides than children: many counties do not have any school protection zones, and in places where they do exist, they are often far smaller than those established to protect agricultural activities – crops and pollinating bees – from pesticide drift. The report recommends establishing consistent, health-protective pesticide protection zones around all schools statewide.
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