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For Immediate Release: April 29th, 2014

Protecting Their Potential: Ensuring California’s school children are safe from hazardous pesticides

Analysis and policy recommendations based on California Department of Public Health report on pesticide use near schools


Following the long-awaited release of a groundbreaking California Department of Public Health (CDPH) report on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Public Schools in California, Californians for Pesticide Reform and children’s health advocates are calling on officials to take immediate steps to protect the state’s schoolchildren from agricultural pesticides. CPR’s policy brief
Protecting Their Potential: Ensuring California’s school children are safe from pesticides clearly explains how children’s health and brain development are put at risk from pesticide exposure and how the CDPH report underscores the need for policies that reduce children’s exposure to pesticides.


News Release

Report: Protecting Their Potential: Ensuring California’s school children are safe from pesticides

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For more information, contact:

Tracey Brieger, Californians for Pesticide Reform, 510-788-9025 Ext. 6
Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network, 916-216-1082